Perhaps instead the bipartisan effort will yield nothing—or reforms so tepid as to be nearly useless.
He offered a tepid, somewhat perfunctory sounding apology: "I cannnot adequately express how sorry I am for my crimes."
When the show finally premiered, reviews were tepid, at best.
He insists he's running, but GOP leaders' public support for him is tepid at best.
In a tepid and narrow ruling, the court threw a chicken bone to the petitioners and about 2,000 others.
It will be proper never to apply water to them beyond a tepid temperature.
Nor was the water into which he had fallen as tepid as he had expected.
The use of flannel next the skin, and tepid or warm bathing is also advantageous.
Daily sponging of the patient with tepid water (85 to 90 F.) should be practiced.
The valley was full of clear springs, but they were all tepid and salt.
c.1400, from Latin tepidus "lukewarm," from tepere "be warm," from PIE root *tep- "warm" (cf. Sanskrit tapati "makes warm, heats, burns," tapah "heat;" Avestan tafnush "fever;" Old Church Slavonic topiti "to warm," teplu "warm;" Old Irish tene "fire;" Welsh tes "heat").