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lukewarm Explained

lukewarm at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['lu:k'wɔ:m]

lukewarm at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: luke 'lukewarm' (13-19 centuries) (perhaps from Old English hleow 'warm') + warm]//
1 food, liquid etc that is lukewarm is slightly warm and often not as hot or cold as it should be: tepid// --She sipped some lukewarm coffee from her mug.//
2 not showing much interest or excitement: --His idea got only a lukewarm response from the committee.//

lukewarm at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

62 Moby Thesaurus words for "lukewarm":
Laodicean, aestival, apathetic, blood-hot, blood-warm, calid,
chill, chilly, cold, cool, equatorial, fervorless, genial,
half-baked, halfhearted, hesitant, indecisive, indevotional,
indevout, indifferent, indifferentist, insouciant, irresolute,
irresolved, lackadaisical, luke, mild, neuter, neutral, nonchalant,
nonobservant, nonreligious, perfunctory, phlegmatic,
room temperature, room-temperature, subtropical, summery, sunny,
sunshiny, temperate, tepid, thermal, thermic, toasty, tropical,
uncertain, uncommitted, undecided, undevout, undutiful,
unenthusiastic, unfrozen, unmoved, unreligious, unresolved,
unresponsive, warm, warm as toast, warmish, wishy-washy,
zealless

lukewarm at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Heat): hot, warm, mild, tepid, lukewarm, thermal, fervent, fervid, ardent, aglow, sunny, torrid, tropical, steamy, sultry, baking, red hot, white hot.

[ADJ] (Feebleness): feeble, tame, meager, jejune, vapid, bland, lukewarm, dull, languid, enervated, monotonous, weak, wishy-washy, slight, lax.

lukewarm at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (often disapproving)
1 slightly warm
SYN TEPID:
Our food was only lukewarm. * Heat the milk until it is just lukewarm.
2 ~ (about sb/sth) not interested or enthusiastic:
a lukewarm response * She was lukewarm about the plan.

Lukewarm at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lukewarm \Luke"warm`\, a. [See {Luke}.]
Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid; not ardent; not
zealous; cool; indifferent. `` Lukewarm blood.'' --Spenser.
`` Lukewarm patriots.'' --Addison.

An obedience so lukewarm and languishing that it merits
not the name of passion. --Dryden.
-- {Luce"warm`ly}, adv. -- {Luce"warm`ness}, n.

lukewarm at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

lukewarm
adj 1: moderately warm; "he hates lukewarm coffee"; "tepid bath
water" [syn: {tepid}]
2: feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a
halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the
candidate" [syn: {halfhearted}]

lukewarm at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » lukewarme||lukewarm, tepid|lang=enm, equivalent to Inter: compound » luke|t1=lukewarm|warm|lang=-. First element believed to be an alteration of Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » lew||tepid|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » hleow|hlēow|warm, sunny|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » hliwjaz|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » hlēwaz|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » hlūmaz|lang=gem-pro, Inter: recons » hleumaz||warm|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » ḱal(w)e-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » ḱel(w)e-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » k(')lēw-||warm, hot|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Dutch Inter: term » lauw||tepid|lang=nl, German Inter: term » lauwarm||lukewarm|lang=de, Inter: etyl » fo|- Inter: term » lýggjur||warm|lang=fo, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » ljum||lukewarm|lang=sv, Inter: term » ljummen||lukewarm|lang=sv and Inter: term » ly||warm|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » lummer||muggy|lang=da, Danish and Norwegian Inter: term » lunken||tepid|lang=da|lang=no, Inter: etyl » sv|- dialectal Inter: term » ljummen||lukwarm|lang=sv.

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)m
  • Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˌluːkˈwɔːm/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˌlukˈwɔɹm/|/ˈluk.wɔɹm/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-lukewarm.ogg|Audio (US)

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -

  • Temperature between warm and cool.
    1. : Wash it in lukewarm water.
    2. Not very enthusiastic (about a proposal or an idea).
    3. : The suggestion met with only a lukewarm response.

      Synonyms

      * tepid

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » temperature

  • Arabic:
  • : Moroccan Arabic: Inter: tø » ary|دافي|m|tr=dafi
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|tebi|m, Inter: t- » ca|tèbia|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|溫|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|温|tr=wēn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vlažný
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|lunken
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lauw
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|varmeta
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|leige
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|haalea
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tiède
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|lauwarm
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χλιαρός|m|tr=chliarós
  • Guaraní: akyvy
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|langyos
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|varmeta
  • Indonesian: Inter: t- » id|hangat-hangat
  • Interlingua: tepide
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|bog
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tiepido|m, Inter: t+ » it|tiepida|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|ぬるい|tr=nurui, Inter: t- » ja|生暖かい|tr=nama-atatakai
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|tchiède

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|미지근한
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|شلتێن|tr=shiltén|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|rondons
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|tepidus
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|remdens
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|млак|m|tr=mlak
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|कोमट|sc=Deva
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|lunken
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|ولرم|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|chłodny, Inter: t+ » pl|letni
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|morno, Inter: t+ » pt|tépido
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|тепловатый|tr=teplovátyj, Inter: t- » ru|чуть тёплый|tr=čut’ tjóplyj
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|flodach
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|mlako|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tibio, Inter: t+ » es|templado
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ljum, Inter: t+ » sv|ljummen
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|อุ่นๆ|tr=oon-oon
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|ılık
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|ấm, Inter: t+ » vi|âm ấm
    • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|tiene|m|f
    • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|llugoer
    • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|lij


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » not very enthusiastic
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|tebi|m, Inter: t- » ca|tèbia|f
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|vlažný
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lauw, Inter: t+ » nl|flauw
    • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|indiferenta, Inter: t- » eo|neentuziasma
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vaimea, Inter: t+ » fi|laimea
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|tiède
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|lau
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|χλιαρός|m|tr=chliarós
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|lagymatag
    • Interlingua: tepide
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|tiepido|m, Inter: t+ » it|tiepida|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|冷めた|tr=sameta, Inter: t- » ja|白けた|tr=shiraketa, Inter: t- » ja|気が進まない|tr=ki ga susumanai
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|lunken
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|chłodny, Inter: t- » pl|sceptyczny, Inter: t- » pl|zdystansowany
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|morno
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|прохладный|tr=prokhládnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|равнодушный|tr=ravnodúšnyj
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|tibio, Inter: t- » es|poco entusiasta, Inter: t- » es|desinteresado, Inter: t+ » es|indiferente
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|ljum, Inter: t+ » sv|likgiltig
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|umursamaz, Inter: t+ » tr|ilgisiz, Inter: t+ » tr|kayıtsız
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|thờ ơ, Inter: t+ » vi|lãnh đạm, Inter: t+ » vi|hờ hững

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » id: suam-suam kuku


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Inter: ttbc » vo: vamülik

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: ang:lukewarm -
    Translation: cs » lukewarm
    Translation: et » lukewarm
    Translation: el » lukewarm
    Translation: es » lukewarm
    Translation: fa » lukewarm
    Translation: fr » lukewarm
    Translation: ko » lukewarm
    Translation: io » lukewarm
    Translation: it » lukewarm
    Translation: kn » lukewarm
    Translation: hu » lukewarm
    Translation: my » lukewarm
    Translation: oc » lukewarm
    Translation: pl » lukewarm
    Translation: sv » lukewarm
    Translation: ta » lukewarm
    Translation: te » lukewarm
    Translation: vi » lukewarm
    Translation: zh » lukewarm