Origin of tepid
Examples from the Web for tepidly
Emin seemed pleasant, tepidly confident, and, dare I say, even a tad uncool—but in a good way.
A grey haze had blotted out the sun and the still air clung about him tepidly.The Reef|Edith Wharton
Despite her affection for her son, Mrs. Kincaid was but tepidly interested in the career that engrossed him.The Man Who Was Good|Leonard Merrick
Bors reviewed his actions and could not but approve of them tepidly.Talents, Incorporated|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The peculiar moving hush and tepidly stagnant air of a sick-room penetrated even through the panels.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
"I think Mrs. Varick is sorry to see that you have broken your promise," said Kindelon, shortly and tepidly.The Adventures of a Widow|Edgar Fawcett
British Dictionary definitions for tepidly
Word Origin for tepid
Word Origin and History for tepidly
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").