Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
 
Lookup History
phlegmatic

phleg·mat·ic

phlegmatic

 
 
pronunciation:
fleg mae tihk
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not given to shows of emotion or interest; slow to excite.
Given our father's phlegmatic personality, we were surprised to see him so agitated.
synonyms:
impassive, indifferent, languid, lethargic, listless, stolid, unresponsive
antonyms:
excitable, passionate
similar words:
apathetic, dispassionate, dormant, inactive, inanimate, indolent, inert, lymphatic, passionless, slow, sluggish, stoic, stoical, supine, torpid, unconcerned, wooden
definition 2: of or relating to phlegm.
synonyms:
mucous
Word CombinationsSubscriber feature About this feature
derivations: phlegmatical (adj.), phlegmatically (adv.)