a. moderately warm; lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm; halfhearted
During the summer, I like to take a tepid bath, not a hot one.
President Satoru Iwata said the maker of video-game machines is considering a new business model after forecasting a surprise 25 billion-yen ($240 million) annual loss because of tepid demand for the Wii U.
Sentence in Classic:
Yes, it was her body he smelt, a wild and languid smell, the tepid limbs over which his music had flowed desirously and the secret soft linen upon which her flesh distilled odour and a dew.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
In the prairie heat she trudged along unchanging ways, talked about nothing to tepid people, and reflected that she might never escape from them.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Occasionally she came to a spot where independent worlds of ephemerons were passing their time in mad carousal, some in the air, some on the hot ground and vegetation, some in the tepid and stringy water of a nearly dried pool.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context