Origin of tepid
Examples from the Web for tepidity
She took an interest in Laura partly perhaps to make up for the tepidity with which she regarded Selina.
Assist me to overcome sensuality by mortification, avarice by almsdeeds, anger by meekness, and tepidity by zeal.Mary, Help of Christians|Various
The harder he worked, the more hotly he pursued knowledge, the more urgent was a man's need for intervals of tepidity.The Pastor's Wife|Elizabeth von Arnim
You bet I rejoice at the outlook—I long to escape from tepidity.The Letters of William James, Vol. II|William James
British Dictionary definitions for tepidity
Word Origin for tepid
Word Origin and History for tepidity
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").