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Lukewarm vs. Tepid — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Lukewarm and Tepid

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Lukewarm

Mildly warm; tepid.
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Tepid

Moderately warm; lukewarm.
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Lukewarm

Lacking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent
Gave only lukewarm support to the incumbent candidate.
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Tepid

Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted
"the tepid conservatism of the fifties" (Irving Howe).
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Lukewarm

(temperature) Between warm and cool.
Wash it in lukewarm water.
My curry is lukewarm.
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Tepid

Lukewarm; neither warm nor cool.
I'm drinking a cup of tepid water.
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Lukewarm

Unenthusiastic (about a proposal or an idea).
The suggestion met with only a lukewarm response.
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Tepid

Uninterested; exhibiting little passion or eagerness; lukewarm.
He gave me a tepid response to the proposal.
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Lukewarm

Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid.
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Tepid

Moderately warm; lukewarm; as, a tepid bath; tepid rays; tepid vapors.
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Lukewarm

Not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent.
An obedience so lukewarm and languishing that it merits not the name of passion.
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Tepid

Moderately warm;
He hates lukewarm coffee
Tepid bath water
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Lukewarm

Moderately warm;
He hates lukewarm coffee
Tepid bath water
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Lukewarm

Feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm;
A halfhearted effort
Gave only lukewarm support to the candidate
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