lack of enthusiasm

See: pessimism
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I shock respectable sextons by the imperturbability I am able to assume before exciting inscriptions, and by my lack of enthusiasm for the local family history, while my ill-concealed anxiety to get outside wounds their feelings.
The poor dame, very much infatuated with her daughter, like any other silly mother, did not perceive the officer's lack of enthusiasm, and strove in low tones to call his attention to the infinite grace with which Fleur-de-Lys used her needle or wound her skein.
Then, after an innocent pause, which unconsciously betrayed some lack of enthusiasm, Ruby Adams added:
In spite of Rose's three long years with Martin his lack of enthusiasm was like a sharp stab.
It took him two days to condemn them - and both his opponents and far-right figures pointed out his lack of enthusiasm.
Does the lack of acknowledgment of Cuneta's return by Senator Kiko in his social media accounts indicate a lack of enthusiasm on his part or is it his way of showing that there's no problem whatsoever in their marital relationship, that everything's normal between them?
Berman spoke of the lack of enthusiasm among American Jews for either candidate in an interview with Arutz Sheva.
But there was a lack of enthusiasm, intensity and aggression: they're a lot poorer than people realise.
Socialist party secretary-general Jean-Christophe Cambadelis acknowledged a lack of enthusiasm among supporters, as many who did not come and vote on the policy statements.
But my lack of enthusiasm for the staging of England games away from London's ghastly, corporate Wembley does not come wholly from my apathy about the national team.
Last week Jess and Rudy's relationship hit a setback that has absolutely nothing to do with superpowers and everything to do with Rudy's lack of enthusiasm about fatherhood.
Some divorcees also asserted that couples should remember to indulge in romantic time, avoid fighting over little things, and not show lack of enthusiasm while in bed.