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synonyms for halfhearted

  • lackluster
  • listless
  • lukewarm
  • perfunctory
  • tepid
  • apathetic
  • cool
  • impassive
  • indifferent
  • irresolute
  • neutral
  • passive
  • spiritless
  • tame
  • unenthusiastic
  • uninterested
See also synonyms for: halfheartedness

antonyms for halfhearted

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  • enthusiastic
  • lively
  • desirous
  • interested
  • warm
  • whole-hearted
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How to use halfhearted in a sentence

At the mouth of the alley stood Charles, wearing a halfhearted VampMob outfit of black t-shirt and jeans and white face-paint.
LITTLE BROTHERCORY DOCTOROW
Since teachers were either poorly paid or were hacienda guests, they offered halfhearted service.
THE HACIENDAS OF MEXICOPAUL ALEXANDER BARTLETT
Two or three women, far back in the hall, start a halfhearted handclapping.
A BOOK OF BURLESQUESH. L. MENCKEN
And Antony took enough time from Cleopatra's side to make halfhearted preparations to resist.
SUPERWOMENALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE
The others of the "indigenous" school have proved halfhearted and vague.
THE AMERICAN EGYPTCHANNING ARNOLD
The voice of the people is duly represented, but it is a very weak and halfhearted voice.
THE BOER IN PEACE AND WARARTHUR M. MANN
This figure includes those under the command of Erasmus, who made halfhearted demonstrations against the British flank.
THE GREAT BOER WARARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
We stood against them; were halfhearted, and were beaten; and then we petted them, and bit by bit our privileges were torn away.
BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
A halfhearted effort was made to harness her up to "Elizabeth," but she flatly declined to answer to the appellation.
A ROMANCE OF BILLY-GOAT HILLALICE HEGAN RICE
The guards were, as Erculio must have known they would be, halfhearted about carrying out their mandate.
THE SARACEN: THE HOLY WARROBERT SHEA
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WORDS RELATED TO HALFHEARTED

  • changing
  • doubtful
  • doubting
  • faltering
  • fearful
  • fickle
  • fluctuating
  • halfhearted
  • halting
  • hesitant
  • hesitating
  • hot-and-cold
  • on-the-fence
  • tentative
  • timid
  • uncertain
  • undecided
  • undetermined
  • unsettled
  • unstable
  • unsteady
  • vacillating
  • waffling
  • wavering
  • weak
  • wimpy
  • wishy-washy
  • wobbly
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