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Meaning of PHLEGMATIC

Pronunciation:  fleg'matik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  showing little emotion; "a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"
 

PHLEGMATIC is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: phlegmatical, unemotional
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phleg*mat"ic\, a. [L. phlegmaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F.
phlegmatique.]
1. Watery. [Obs.] ``Aqueous and phlegmatic.'' --Sir I.
   Newton.

2. Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic
   constitution. --Harvey.

3. Generating or causing phlegm. ``Cold and phlegmatic
   habitations.'' --Sir T. Browne.

4. Not easily excited to action or passion; cold; dull;
   sluggish; heavy; as, a phlegmatic person. --Addison.

{Phlegmatic temperament} (Old Physiol.), lymphatic
   temperament. See under {Lymphatic}.

 
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