(Latin: warm, lukewarm; slightly warm)
Where would a Roman citizen be if he or she had to pass through the calidarium, the tepidarium, and the frigidarium?
2. A condition whereby a person is very unemotional, halfhearted, and apathetic.
3. Having only a hint of force or enthusiasm which is almost indiscernable or just barely discernible (perceptible by the senses or intellect).
2. Etymology: from Latin tepefacio; composed of tepidus, "warm" + facio, "to make".
2. Lacking in emotional warmth or enthusiasm.
3. Characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm; halfhearted.
4. Etymology: from Latin tepidus, "lukewarm", from tepere, "to be warm".
"Her tepid personality was a guise for a brilliant mind."
The heat of the day made her feel very torpid; unfortunately, she was unable to gain any relief by swimming in the lake because the water was just too tepid.
"The Tepidarium in the Roman thermae was a great central hall around which all the other halls were connected, and it provided the key to the setup of the thermae."
"The tepidaria were probably the halls where the bathers first got together before going through the various hot baths (Caldaria) or taking the cold bath (Frigidarium)."
2. Characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm: "His novel was described as a piece of tepid prose."
2. A lack of passion, force or animation.
3. The quality of having a moderate degree of heat; such as, having an agreeable warmth, or tepidness, in the building.
This word is linked to the Latin verb tepeo, "to be warm".