- s moderately warm
tepid bath water
- s feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
- He made a faltering joke about the tepid response of friends with their coats still on--"they act like it's cold in my church"--and betrayed rare unease in a defensive speech.
- The Pentagon's response has been at best tepid.
- Some candidates choose not to go for it in 90 minutes of tepid Boca Raton debating.
- Harry Reid in USA Today
It's is really very tepid, very weak,said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
- Robert Byrd in New York Times
It is infuriating to watch MSHA, even after the tragedy at Sago, continue a tepid, disjointed and minimizing approach to mine safety,said Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia.
- Jeb Hensarling in Guardian Unlimited
I do not wish to gloss over our differences, as they are very real,Hensarling said. "But the truth is that tepid support or indifference for Senator McCain is support for Senator Clinton or Senator Obama."