What does half-hearted mean?

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  1. Not sincere; lacking full energy, effort, commitment, or resolve.
  2. (obsolete) Lacking in heart or spirit; ungenerous; unkind.
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Recently I have made half-hearted attempts to discover what became of Norman Lodge.
The Scotland striker's half-hearted effort was turned round for a corner by Wylie's legs.
Both of these are half-hearted attempts to solve the mother of all chicken and egg problems.
We attempted a team cheer, but the effort was half-hearted and just embarrassing.
It was a half-hearted attempt to draw level and one which referee Colin Hardie rightfully ignored.
The half-hearted attempt to clean up with dustpan and brush did little more than reposition them.

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