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halfhearted (about someone or something)

unenthusiastic about someone or something. Ann was halfhearted about the choice of Sally for president. She didn't look halfhearted to me. She looked angry.
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Tudor's hilarious mini-ballet posits three easy women (Satra Stewart, Amy Hayes, and Stephani Achuff) who vie rather halfheartedly for the attention of one nightclub patron (Richard Dickinson).
It shows that, while locked away in Brussels trying halfheartedly to support doing away with his money-spinning post, he has lost touch with the reality of life here in the North East.
"He could stand at slip but he's not the type to chase a ball to the boundary halfheartedly and England know that.
Even Kate was halfheartedly flicking mud around with her welly, tying to unearth the ring.
LAST September, ITV halfheartedly released a decent Julie Walters comedy called Driving Lessons in cinemas - and it sank without trace before parking itself in the festive TV listings.
After the expedition, Lewis halfheartedly tried to marry and failed.
WALL STREET halfheartedly extended its rally, sending blue chips sharply higher but selling high-tech issues as worries about earnings reappeared.
Obtaining food and shelter from the diner's owner Ichio (Susumu Terajima), she halfheartedly slips into a romance with the lonely man, trapped in the nowhere place while his gambling father flits about the countryside.
Heard halfheartedly tries to contact one such group and quickly gives up.
So they handed Republicans a safe seat, while whittling away halfheartedly at a couple of other GOP districts.
Conversely, if an employee perceives that his or her contract is being violated or halfheartedly honored, the employee's performance is at the low end of the range.
Yes, I should have written letters to protest the cancellation of her TV show and even agreed halfheartedly that her show was "too gay." I even smiled a little at the "devil made me do it" sense of humor coming from the religious right when Jerry Falwell "knighted" her Ellen DeGenerate.