Lukewarmly
Lukewarm Luke"warm` (l[=u]k"w[add]rm`), a. [See {Luke}.] 1. Moderately warm; neither cold nor hot; tepid. [1913 Webster]

2. Not ardent; not zealous; cool; indifferent. `` Lukewarm blood.'' --Spenser. `` Lukewarm patriots.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

An obedience so lukewarm and languishing that it merits not the name of passion. --Dryden. -- {Luke"warm`ly}, adv. -- {Luke"warm`ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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