halfhearted halfhearted  /ˈhæf ˌhɑr tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Wang ignored their threats and entreaties, although he did attempt a halfhearted reconciliation later in the summer.
  2. The cinematic trick can distract an audience, providing cover for weak or halfhearted acting.
  3. After a halfhearted effort with his first bull, he ran away from his second, playing it at arm's length, then tried to kill it too soon.

News

  1. Terps' final ACC year expected to be marked with awkwardness

    As they enter the 61st and final year of their partnership, Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference are like a newly divorced couple that is forced by circumstances to continue to live together and makes a halfhearted pledge to remain friends.        
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Maryland's final year in ACC expected to be marked with awkward moments

    As they enter the 61st and final year of their partnership, Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference are like a newly divorced couple that is forced by circumstances to continue to live together and makes a halfhearted pledge to remain friends.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. Abraham said that although at least 55 children have died under the agency's watch, it has given only "lip service to halfhearted corrective action."
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: Lynne Abraham Source: USA Today

  2. "When the United States and France say withdraw, we mean complete withdrawal, no halfhearted measures," Bush said in New Jersey.
    on Mar 4, 2005 By: President Bush Source: FOXNews

  3. Keller said the administration also argued "in a halfhearted way" that disclosure of the program "would lead terrorists to change tactics."
    on Jun 26, 2006 By: Bill Keller Source: USA Today

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