Phlegmatic: Sentence Examples, Definition & Synonyms

Sentence Examples for “Phlegmatic” 

Examples from the News for “Phlegmatic”

Clear, phlegmatic reporting, as in the early days by veteran journalists of note, is sorely needed.

Source: Washington Post, Nov 19, 2017

Even this newspaper’s endorsement of Mr. Dinkins for a second term called him “disengaged,” undisciplined, “slow to react” and “maddeningly phlegmatic.”

Source: New York Times, Nov 9, 2017

Examples from Business for “Phlegmatic”

phlegmatic Swedish banker, paid to assess political risk and how currencies might move, says he and colleagues rate the chance of rupture at almost zero.

Source: Economist, Jun 8, 2016

Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Gilmore is phlegmatic about the joys of yacht ownership, remarking that the appeal still escapes him.

Source: The Guardian, Jun 24, 2013

Examples from Science and Medicine for “Phlegmatic” 

I remember the postdoc, normally a pretty phlegmatic person, actually putting a little excitement into their voice, “hey guys, look at this.”

Source: Scientific American, Aug 26, 2013

Computer scientists and engineers are rather more phlegmatic about the notion of quantum supremacy than excited commentators who foresee an impending quantum takeover of information technology.

Source: Nature, Nov 11, 2017

Definition of “Phlegmatic” 

adj: showing little emotion

Synonyms for “Phlegmatic”

  • unemotional
  • along for the ride
  • apathetic
  • blah
  • cold
  • cool
  • deadpan
  • desensitized
  • disinterested
  • dispassionate
  • dull
  • emotionless
  • flat
  • frigid
  • groggy
  • indifferent
  • lethargic
  • lifeless
  • listless
  • passionless
  • passive
  • sluggish
  • uncompassionate
  • undemonstrative
  • unexcitable
  • unfeeling
  • uninvolved
  • unresponsive