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Definition of "half-heartedness" [half-heartedness]

  • The character of being half-hearted; want of earnestness; lukewarmness. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "half-heartedness" in a sentence
  • "Fear of the Brotherhood lies behind much western half-heartedness in welcoming the new era in Egyptian politics."
  • "Terrorists the world over will be emboldened by what they see as the West's caprice and half-heartedness."
  • "Much of the debate has revolved around federal spending and budget deficits, although Mr. Pawlenty has devoted a significant part of his stump speech to what he calls Mr. Obama's equivocation, accommodations and half-heartedness on the world stage."