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.