Definition of phlegmatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fleɡˈmætɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//fleɡˈmætɪk//
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not easily made angry or upset synonym calm a phlegmatic temperament Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘relating to the humour phlegm’): from Old French fleumatique, via Latin from Greek phlegmatikos, from phlegma ‘inflammation’, from phlegein ‘to burn’.
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