Definition of Half-heartedly

1. Adverb. Without enthusiasm; in a half-hearted manner. "She tried half-heartedly"

Partainyms: Halfhearted



Definition of Half-heartedly

1. Adverb. In a half-hearted manner ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Half-heartedly

half-diminished seventh chords
half-dollar
half-dollars
half-dozen
half-duplex
half-elf
half-equation
half-faced
half-fish
half-free morel
half-halt
half-hapten
half-hardy
half-hearted
half-heartedly (current term)
half-hitch
half-holiday
half-hour
half-hourlong
half-hourly
half-inch
half-inched
half-inches
half-inching
half-inferior
half-integer
half-integers
half-intensity
half-jacket

Literary usage of Half-heartedly

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1. The Gate of Death: A Diary by Arthur Christopher Benson (1906)
"We, too, try to be on both sides of the battle, and thus we fight half-heartedly, not knowing what Lord we obey. July 16 and 17. ..."

2. Stories of Achievement edited by Asa Don Dickinson (1916)
"HENRY WARD BEECHER THE BOY WHO half-heartedly JOINED THE CHURCH THERE is great encouragement for the seemingly backward, hesitant youth in the story of ..."

3. The Mystery of Hartley House by Clifford Samuel Raymond, George H. Doran Company (1918)
"the story I wanted to know, I decided to remain unidentified, have a bottle of beer—from the bartender, who came half-heartedly from the constable's ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Very little consideration sufficed to show that the old rules were only made for men who were expected to carry them out half-heartedly. ..."

5. How to Study the Bible: The Second Coming and Other Expositions by Isaac Massey Haldeman (1904)
"Is it that servant who does his work half-heartedly, or he who serves ... The margin renders it, "negligently," that is to say, half-heartedly. ..."

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