- (of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.
- Not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish.
- Having or showing a slow and stolid temperament.
- Resembling, consisting of, or producing the humour phlegm.
From Middle English (in the sense ‘relating to the humour phlegm’ - one of the four bodily humours, believed to be associated with a calm, stolid, or apathetic temperament.): from Old French fleumatique, via Latin from Greek phlegmatikos, from phlegma ‘inflammation’.
Used in a sentence:
“Spock’s phlegmatic demeanor was necessary to balance out the outlandish persona of the perpetually xenolibidinous Captain Kirk.”
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