Meaning of phlegmatically in English:


Pronunciation /flɛɡˈmatɪkli/


See phlegmatic

‘Amid all this disorganisation, this nightmare of old furniture, useless machines and discarded objects sit young people, relatively neatly dressed, phlegmatically drinking coffee from old, cracked cups.’
  • ‘Other wealthy nations were no better, phlegmatically reaching for the loose change in their purses.’
  • ‘I pointed out the mysterious and mildly alarming position of the bag to an usher, and he, rather phlegmatically, held on to it until the woman returned to claim it.’
  • ‘Now the other passengers did not react as phlegmatically as I did.’
  • ‘It was later confiscated by suspicious guards and, phlegmatically, he simply started all over again.’