- tequendama falls,
Origin of tepid
Examples from the Web for tepid
You expect another shower of tepid excuses, but the mother simply shrugs.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the show finally premiered, reviews were tepid, at best.The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing|Kevin Fallon|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few weeks ago, as I read things, there were occasional and tepid signals that the House would not take up the Senate bill.
He has had a tepid relationship with organized labor and left-leaning third party the Working Families Party.Liberals Slam Andrew Cuomo’s Deals With New York GOP|David Freedlander|December 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In a tepid and narrow ruling, the court threw a chicken bone to the petitioners and about 2,000 others.Don’t Believe the Hype: Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Without Parole Is Weak|David R. Dow|June 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Best with fresh absorbent cotton and tepid water, or a solution of boric acid, two teaspoonfuls to the pint.The Care and Feeding of Children|L. Emmett Holt
About them circle the entire diocese and the tepid life of a university town.Egoists|James Huneker
But the chief distinction is that one is tepid, the other frigid as ice.
Take three dishes, one of hot water, one of cold, and one of a mixture of the two that shall feel neither warm nor cold but tepid.Natural Wonders|Edwin Tenney Brewster
He turned on the lights and without waiting to investigate, went into the shower-room and stood under the tepid deluge.Parrot & Co.|Harold MacGrath
Word Origin for tepid
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").