phlegmatic


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phleg·mat·ic

 (flĕg-măt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to phlegm; phlegmy.
2.
a. Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional or apathetic.
b. Archaic Having phlegm as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.

[Middle English fleumatik, from Old French fleumatique, from Late Latin phlegmaticus, full of phlegm, from Greek phlegmatikos, from phlegma, phlegmat-, heat, the humor phlegm, from phlegein, to burn; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]

phleg·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

phlegmatic

(flɛɡˈmætɪk) or

phlegmatical

adj
1. having a stolid or unemotional disposition
2. not easily excited
phlegˈmatically adv
phlegˈmaticalness, phlegˈmaticness n

phleg•mat•ic

(flɛgˈmæt ɪk)

also phleg•mat′i•cal,



adj.
1. not easily excited to action or display of emotion; having a calm or apathetic temperament.
2. of the nature of or abounding in the humor phlegm.
[1300–50; Middle English fleumatik < Middle French fleumatique < Late Latin phlegmaticus < Greek phlegmatikós pertaining to phlegm]
phleg•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.

phlegmatic

- First meant "abounding in phlegm" and now more commonly means "not easily excited; lacking enthusiasm; dull, sluggish"—supposedly the type of character one has from having an overabundance of phlegm.
See also related terms for sluggish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.phlegmatic - showing little emotion; "a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"
unemotional - unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion

phlegmatic

phlegmatic

adjective
Translations
هادئ، غَيْر مُبالٍ
lhostejnýnetečný
flegmatiskupåvirkelig
flegmaattinen
rólyndur
flegmatický

phlegmatic

[flegˈmætɪk] ADJflemático

phlegmatic

[flɛgˈmætɪk] adjflegmatique

phlegmatic

adj (= cool)seelenruhig, stoisch; (= stolid)träge, schwerfällig, phlegmatisch

phlegmatic

[flɛgˈmætɪk] adjflemmatico/a

phlegm

(flem) noun
thick, slimy liquid brought up from the throat by coughing.
phlegmatic (flegˈmatik) adjective
calm; not easily excited. She's very phlegmatic – nothing would ever make her panic.
References in classic literature ?
The housekeeper and her husband were both of that decent phlegmatic order of people, to whom one may at any time safely communicate a remarkable piece of news without incurring the danger of having one's ears pierced by some shrill ejaculation, and subsequently stunned by a torrent of wordy wonderment.
Everything being thus mapped out with almost diabolical cunning, the main body of the redskins folded their blankets around them, and in the phlegmatic manner that is to them, the pearl of manhood squatted above the children's home, awaiting the cold moment when they should deal pale death.
was the phlegmatic reply; and my appearance prevented further discussion.
Where and how did we get the idea that the Germans are a stolid, phlegmatic race?
said the Englishman with an expression of curiosity, which a close observer would have been astonished at discovering in his phlegmatic countenance.
After these tender contests and her victory she would go away by herself under the remotest cow, if at milking-time, or into the sedge, or into her room, if at a leisure interval, and mourn silently, not a minute after an apparently phlegmatic negative.
murmured the doctor, who had recovered all his phlegmatic coolness.
No sign of elation disturbed his phlegmatic calm, yet inwardly he was aroused to joy by the proof he had just heard that "Lady" really was within.
To face it without flinching, one must be a resolute savant like Barbicane, a phlegmatic being like Nicholl, or an audacious adventurer like Michel Ardan.
And so the days passed, and with the traveling and the hunting and the climbing the boy's muscles developed and his agility increased until even phlegmatic Akut marvelled at the prowess of his pupil.
Athos recognized his comrade, and phlegmatic as he was, he burst into a laugh which was quite excused by the strange masquerade before his eyes--petticoats falling over his shoes, sleeves tucked up, and mustaches stiff with agitation.
The bargain was now commenced in earnest, offering an instructive scene of French protestations, assertions, contradictions and volubility on one side, and of cold, seemingly phlegmatic, but wily Yankee calculation, on the other.