The definition of phlegmatic is not easily excited.(adjective)
An example of a phlegmatic person is someone who remains cool and collected during emergencies.
See phlegmatic in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME fleumatike < OFr < LL phlegmaticus < Gr phlegmatikos < phlegma: see phlegm
See phlegmatic in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English fleumatik
Origin: , from Old French fleumatique
Origin: , from Late Latin phlegmaticus, full of phlegm
Origin: , from Greek phlegmatikos
Origin: , from phlegma, phlegmat-, heat, the humor phlegm
Origin: , from phlegein, to burn; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.
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