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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.
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As the personification of phlegmaticness James Rodwell is not given to fretting.