- pertaining to Laodicea
- lukewarm, neither hot nor cold (with reference to Revelation 3:16)
1955, Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita:
- The baths were mostly tiled showers, with an endless variety of spouting mechanisms, but with one definitely non-Laodicean characteristic in common, a propensity, while in use, to turn instantly beastly hot or blindingly cold upon you, depending on whether your neighbor turned on his cold or his hot to deprive you of a necessary complement in the shower you had so carefully blended.
Laodicean (plural Laodiceans)
- Somebody from Laodicea