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Synonyms for half-hearted

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. half-hearted

    Faint, with the general sense of lacking strength or effectiveness, covers a wide range of meaning, signifying overcome with physical weakness or exhaustion, or lacking in purpose, courage, or energy, as said of persons; or lacking definiteness or distinctness of color or sound, as said of written characters, voices, or musical notes. A person may be faint when physically wearied, or when overcome with fear; he may be a faint adherent because naturally feeble or purposeless, or because half-hearted in the cause; he may be a faltering supporter because naturally irresolute or because faint-hearted and timid in view of perils that threaten, a listless worker, through want of mental energy and purpose. Written characters may be faint or dim, either because originally written with poor ink, or because they have become faded by time and exposure.

    Synonyms:
    dim, exhausted, faded, faint, faint-hearted, faltering, fatigued, feeble, ill-defined, indistinct, irresolute, languid, listless, purposeless, timid, weak, wearied, worn, worn down, worn out

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, conspicuous, daring, energetic, fresh, hearty, resolute, strong, sturdy, vigorous

    Preposition:
    Faint with hunger; faint in color.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. half-hearted(a)

    Synonyms:
    indifferent, lukewarm, perfunctory

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    lukewarm, half-heartedly, timid, shy, tepid, unconvincing, hesitant, ambiguous, half-baked

How to pronounce half-hearted?

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How to say half-hearted in sign language?

  1. halfhearted

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4981weak
#7827worn
#9389dim
#11163shy
#14778exhausted
#15135faint
#17795ambiguous
#18087faded
#31313feeble
#32220hesitant
#33672timid
#47581lukewarm
#56265fatigued
#63433tepid
#67188faltering
#67973indistinct
#74245unconvincing
#79376languid
#81711listless
#93359wearied
#148311purposeless
#185651irresolute

How to use half-hearted in a sentence?

  1. The Labour leader:

    There is nothing half-hearted about anything I do.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    Every try you do and every effort you make in order to achieve something, is worthwhile, only if you take 100% responsibility of it. Half-hearted efforts never fetch reasonable results.

  3. Pat Riley:

    When a milestone is conquered, the subtle erosion called entitlement begins its consuming grind. The team regards its greatness as a trait and a right. Half hearted effort becomes habit and saps a champion.

  4. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    As long as you’re taking advice from others, you are not integrated nor total - every move will be out of compulsion, only a half-hearted attempt; but the moment you act from within, you move into a totally different dimension, you enter a new space of a self-propelled & motivated, driven by no-mind state.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    As long as you’re taking advice from others, you are not integrated, total - every move will be out of compulsion, only a half-hearted attempt; but the moment you act from within, you move into a totally different dimension, you enter a new space of a self-propelled & motivated no-mind state.

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