halfhearted

[ haf-hahr-tid, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˈhɑr tɪd, ˈhɑf- /

adjective

having or showing little enthusiasm: a halfhearted attempt to work.

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Origin of halfhearted

First recorded in 1605–15; half + heart + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM halfhearted

half·heart·ed·ly, adverbhalf·heart·ed·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for half-hearted

half-hearted

adjective

without enthusiasm or determination

Derived forms of half-hearted

half-heartedly, adverbhalf-heartedness, noun
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