AskDefine | Define halfhearted

Dictionary Definition

halfhearted adj : feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate" [syn: lukewarm]

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English

Etymology

From half + heart + -ed.

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Not sincere; lacking full energy, effort, commitment, or resolve.
    He made a halfhearted attempt to read the chapter before giving up and dozing off.

Translations

Not sincere; lacking full energy

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