Definition of lukewarm in English:

lukewarm

Line breaks: luke|warm
Pronunciation: /ˈluːkwɔːm
 
, luːkˈwɔːm
 
, lj-/

adjective

Derivatives

lukewarmly

adverb
More example sentences
  • This led the Alliance to lukewarmly advocate airpower and little else.
  • Overall, voters reacted only lukewarmly to negative ads and somewhat more warmly to positive ads.
  • Theirs is a sequel film received lukewarmly by media snobs though quite popular based on box-office numbers.

lukewarmness

noun
More example sentences
  • Madeline was a lush and a wine snob, a vegetarian, and a dreadful cook (once she had poached a thick hunk of cod to just that degree of lukewarmness that had reanimated the little white worms inside).
  • Jesus' invitation spoken from outside their doors is a request for fellowship with any individual, who will repent of and overcome the spiritual lukewarmness of their lives.
  • It is an urgent call to remain steadfast despite suffering, to repent of complacency and compromise, to move from lukewarmness and the middle of the road to heated commitment, and from disillusionment and despair to confidence and hope.

Origin

late Middle English: from dialect luke (probably from dialect lew 'lukewarm' and related to lee) + warm.

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