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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lacking heart, spirit, or interest.

Usage examples (7)
  • Adjective : a halfhearted attempt to work
  • DeFarge, in her brisk, acerbic way, watches him pace and yanks him out of his halfheartedness and encroaching depression.
  • But I do not fear the word rupture — rupture with habits of thought, with ideas, with behaviors of the past that have prevented us from advancing, from grasping the future...
  • What struck me was their halfheartedness in the effort! for more
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