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tepid

moderately warm to the touch.

tepid

(tĕp′ĭd) [L. tepidus, lukewarm]
Slightly warm; lukewarm.
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Given his monumental ego, can the Crouch really have failed to notice the alarming evasiveness and tepidness of Bellow's endorsement?
He further observes, ``It is difficult if not impossible to determine whether the magazine was so successful in the '50s because or in spite of its overall tepidness.
As a result, we will ourselves eventually "die of thirst from the tepidness of the air and our hearts will become old and suffocate.
But as interpretation, the book does little justice to its subject, thanks to a determination to reduce the folly of art to the normative tepidness of "discourse," to translate Acconci's turn from "(personal) neurosis to (political) paranoia" into an academic "framework for a program of cultural analysis.
It's hard to dodge this conclusion, given the contrast between the passion worked up over sheaths of latex and the tepidness of the national debate over standards of learning.
Most telling, though, was the tepidness in much of the protest against the Gulf war.
And yet the current Kandahar mission is viewed with tepidness and trepidation among Canadians.
Michael Kamen's bombastic score goes the extra mile trying to create the requisite feeling of euphoria but can't overcome the tepidness of what's on the screen.