Dictionary.com

halfhearted

[ haf-hahr-tid, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˈhɑr tɪd, ˈhɑf- /
Save This Word!

adjective
having or showing little enthusiasm: a halfhearted attempt to work.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of halfhearted

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

OTHER WORDS FROM halfhearted

half·heart·ed·ly, adverbhalf·heart·ed·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use halfhearted in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for halfhearted

half-hearted

adjective
without enthusiasm or determination

Derived forms of half-hearted

half-heartedly, adverbhalf-heartedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK