half-heartedly half-heartedly

Definition(s):

  • (adv) without enthusiasm; in a half-hearted manner

Usage(s):

  1. She is now believed to be in Bucharest with the King, though her presence the Rumanian Government half-heartedly denies.
  2. Someone half-heartedly asked the new Nobel laureate what he thought of Reaganomics.
  3. The President's press conference was flagging, and a newsman asked half-heartedly whether he was going to have anything to say about the vacancy on the Supreme Court.

News

  • Marco Rubio's Sudden Decline Due to Immigration Reform

    A month ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was considered by many to be the GOP front-runner for president in 2016. Now, even if he secures the nomination, Republicans may very likely support him only half-heartedly like they did moderate Republican Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, a sure recipe for losing the presidential election.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

Quotes

  1. In the statement Amy said: "I can't give it my all on-stage without my Blake. I'm so sorry but I don't want to do the shows half-heartedly; I love singing. My husband is everything to me and without him it's just not the same."
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Amy Winehouse Source: ITN

  2. "It's a place where reputations can be won or lost so you're not going to go out there and play half-heartedly," McLeod said yesterday. "Blokes are going to put themselves on the line and they're representing not just themselves, but their...
    on May 9, 2008 By: Andrew McLeod Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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