Adjective "tepid" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(especially of a liquid) only slightly warm; lukewarm.
  1. 'Make a well in the flour and add the tepid water and olive oil to the centre.'
  2. 'He drank all of the tepid water from the glass and filled it again.'
  3. 'Spraying leaves often with tepid water helps increase humidity and keep the foliage clean and healthy.'
  4. 'I stepped out of the tub when the water grew tepid, feeling a lot more relaxed.'
  5. 'The tepid liquid flows down my throat and straight to the bottom of my stomach.'
  6. 'The six sea lions, which in the wild live in cold sea waters, spend most of their time seeking relief in the tepid water of their pond.'
  7. 'Sponging the exposed parts of the body with tepid water on a regular basis is a very useful method to bring the temperature down'
  8. 'At the end of your shower, make the water as hot as you can comfortably tolerate for one minute and follow that with a minute of tepid water.'
  9. 'Itchiness and skin irritation can be reduced by keeping the skin cool with light clothing and tepid baths or sponging.'
  10. 'She managed to reach the shower unmolested, and was soon standing under the tepid spray of water.'
  11. 'Serve it cold, tepid or warm with mascarpone, Greek yoghurt, ice cream, crème fraîche and/or real custard.'
  12. 'And while it's only been 30 days or more, I have to say, with the clock ticking, the response has been tepid at best.'
  13. 'It seems that in the United Kingdom, there is sometimes kind of a tepid response to the royals.'
  14. 'Yet the United Nations, the great world body created to bring peace and to disseminate aid to suffering people showed only tepid response.'
  15. 'The challenge has been issued and our tepid response points to the rot in our society.'
  16. 'But some observers wonder if the tepid response from operators may have influenced the delay.'


1. moderately warm; lukewarm: tepid water.

2. characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm: tepid prose; the critics' tepid reception for the new play.

More examples(as adjective)

"allies can be tepid in supports."

"allies can be tepid in/at/on weeks."

"allies can be tepid in retaliations."

"allies can be tepid in norths."

"allies can be tepid for actions."

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Late Middle English: from Latin tepidus, from tepere ‘be warm’.