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1. Of or relating to phlegm; phlegmy.
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.
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Adv.1.phlegmatically - in a phlegmatic manner; "he accepted the decision phlegmatically"


[flegˈmætɪkəlɪ] ADVcon flema
he said phlegmaticallydijo flemático


[flɛgˈmætɪklɪ] advflemmaticamente
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The red and white herd nearest at hand, which had been phlegmatically waiting for the call, now trooped towards the steading in the background, their great bags of milk swinging under them as they walked.
"A nobility of the rope!" said Chateau-Renaud phlegmatically.
To which Don Quixote very deliberately and phlegmatically replied, "Fair damsel, at the present moment your request is inopportune, for I am debarred from involving myself in any adventure until I have brought to a happy conclusion one to which my word has pledged me; but that which I can do for you is what I will now mention: run and tell your father to stand his ground as well as he can in this battle, and on no account to allow himself to be vanquished, while I go and request permission of the Princess Micomicona to enable me to succour him in his distress; and if she grants it, rest assured I will relieve him from it."
"In the first place, my lord," replied D'Artagnan, phlegmatically, "I claim the protection of no man.
"Yes," said Aramis, phlegmatically; "I should lose a very good friend."
It transported its great, lumbering bulk with more than railroad speed, and set itself phlegmatically down on whatever spot she glanced at.
The Justice scratched his head and waxed phlegmatically indignant.
"The father and mother protest," replied the clerk, phlegmatically.
In the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum, the Remain campaign, phlegmatically led by then-prime Minister David Cameron's government, argued that leaving the European Union would result in lower GDP, lost trade, and disruption to the financial sector.
(49) By this time, the Foreign Office realised his double-role but they accepted it phlegmatically. (50) They were not unhappy with the outcome of the conference and Twiss had served them well in other important respects.
Alas, Bea's love-saving change of heart was awkwardly and phlegmatically pulled off by having her 'suddenly realizing' that she still loved Ian after all, despite his dastardly lack of fealty.