Word of the Week: Tepid

Tepid: Adjective

IPA Pronunciation: /ˈtɛpɪd/

Origin: late Middle English: from Latin tepidus, from tepere ‘be warm’.


  • (especially of a liquid) not hot and not cold; lukewarm.
  • showing little enthusiasm; not energetic or excited.


  • I’m drinking a cup of tepid water.
  • Mary gave a tepid performance.

Synonyms: halfhearted, mild, warm, dull, unenthusiastic, cool, disinterested, indifferent, lifeless, moderate.

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