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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.
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.
The father and mother protest," replied the clerk, phlegmatically.
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.
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.
and things are to haunt Kevin " Injuries have also struck Moseley at the wrong time, meaning they have lost the services of some key players for the run-in, including back-rower Buster Lawrence, scrum-half Sam Brown, winger Drew Cheshire and Canadian lock Aaron Flagg, a situation which Maggs accepts phlegmatically.
I came here to get money and only had a low education beforehand, so overall I'm happy with how things turned out," Degnet assesses phlegmatically as his lunch break draws to a close.
After seemingly initially accepting the situation phlegmatically, Diamond is thought to be far from happy with losing Cipriani, who has developed into an outstanding player during his time at the AJ Bell Stadium.