[ US /ˈhæfˌhɑɹtɪd/ ]
[ UK /hˈɑːfhɑːtɪd/ ]
  1. feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
    gave only lukewarm support to the candidate
    a halfhearted effort
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How To Use halfhearted In A Sentence

  • It's what I call a halfhearted economic advance," said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at PNC CNSNews.com Headlines
  • The third time Lianne got the fish near the boat, it made a halfhearted run. JADE ISLAND
  • Frankie halfheartedly dug his shovel into the dirt again. Shore Thing
  • Ghosts of these final performances at the Armory, so pristine, alert and full of fine detail, will rise up and doom halfhearted efforts to inconsequence, a fate worse than death. Will Cunningham's Works Survive?
  • The report contrasts the strong words the Obama administration aims at the North with what it calls "halfhearted" U.S. actions to deal with the nuclear standoff. U.S. Policy On North Korea Halfhearted
  • Then I would employ my halfhearted headshake, neither “yes” nor “no,” just a bobble-headed, widowy nod that I had recently adopted. With Love and Laughter, John Ritter
  • The Europeans still cling to it, though, with the return of "liberal interventionism" in Libya, but it is anxious and halfhearted.
  • It's snowing kind of halfheartedly, but the wind more than makes up for it: it may be fine powdery snow, but it's coming down sideways. Your hands are law
  • Where there were once rose beds and lawned areas up past Hermit Hole, there is now rough grass which is occasionally and halfheartedly mown and the cuttings left to rot.
  • They halfheartedly asked a one or two questions and I flailed and floundered for an hour and at last I said ‘Well, that's all I've got.’
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