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HALF. One equal part of a thing divided into two parts, either in fact or in contemplation. A moiety. This word is used in composition; as, half cent, half dime, &c.

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But its actual policy seems to have been a sort of calculated half-heartedness.
While the EU's members unanimously agreed those responsible for the devastating death toll at the World Trade Centre must be hunted down, the emphasis on breaking down terrorism's machinery was seen as another signal of half-heartedness in some quarters for an all-out counter attack.
The whimsical half-heartedness is now pure emotion and their almost apologetic nature has been replaced by an attitude that demands respect and your attention.
Government policy moves fail to combat inflation because of half-heartedness.