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half-hearted

Done without much thought or effort. The teacher knew you made a half-hearted attempt to write your paper, and that's why she gave you a D.
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Our commitment to fight terrorism is total and not half-hearted,'' the official said.
Apart from half-hearted suggestions that obstetrics may have improved, they offer no reason to suppose the youngest of the young escaped this trend.
Under fierce criticism from Americans United, state religious minorities and the news media, Jordan issued a half-hearted apology, but has refused to resign from his appointed board seat or drop his Commandments drive.
Paul's Seminary in Ottawa; to a half-hearted attempt to drown himself in the Ottawa River; to Nietzsche and the Big Bang theory; to the bully pulpit of the aggressive agnostic; to a denial of objective truth; to an unhealthy obsession with the murderous and suicidal demise of the Order of the Solar Temple, which he wants us to believe is a metaphor for all organized religion; and finally to the belief that we are star dust.
Since these brief excursions fail to properly integrate the heavenly and the worldly according to the barest of critical standards, they should make us wonder why Redfield even bothers with his half-hearted attempts at academic rigor.
Prior to DirectPointe, STI had a half-hearted back-up system for data protection, no Internet content filtering and flawed virus protection.
There is just a feeling that we are half-hearted about being British, we are half-hearted about the Monarchy, we are halfhearted about the way we see our country in the world" - Labour MP Kate Hoey.
There is just a feeling that we are half-hearted about being British, we are half-hearted about the monarchy, we are half-hearted about the way we see our country in the world" Labour MP Kate Hoey "Being powerful is so much more interesting than being beautiful" Actress Dame Helen Mirren
In the meantime, the breakdown of law and order -- an important component in the state's administrative machinery, but one that has been tackled poorly, thanks to half-hearted actions coupled with unprofessional public statements by the chief minister and his cohorts -- continues.
TOM WOOD has told his England team-mates that another half-hearted performance will cost them their year-long unbeaten home record.
The design of the final mile of the route showed half-hearted thinking.
I've been to many concerts during my 52 years - including punk rock groups in the 70s - and have never heard as half-hearted applause as there was at the end of this gig.
It is easy to dismiss fair-weather Warner, but the man knows about world football politics and when he suggests the FA are being complacent or half-hearted, his words need to be heeded.
This is just another half-hearted measure from a half-hearted government.
Nothing about them suggests they will be open to half-hearted persuasion.