phlegmatically adv

phlegmatically adv
"I need to clear my throat," said Tom phlegmatically.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • Phlegmatically — Phleg*mat ic*al*ly, adv. In a phlegmatic manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phlegmatically — fleg mætɪklɪ adv. slowly, sluggishly; apathetically, indifferently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phlegm n — phlegmatically adv …   English expressions

  • phlegmatic — phlegmatically, adv. phlegmaticalness, phlegmaticness, n. /fleg mat ik/, adj. 1. not easily excited to action or display of emotion; apathetic; sluggish. 2. self possessed, calm, or composed. 3. of the nature of or abounding in the humor phlegm.… …   Universalium

  • phlegmatic — [fleg mat′ik] adj. [ME fleumatike < OFr < LL phlegmaticus < Gr phlegmatikos < phlegma: see PHLEGM] 1. hard to rouse to action; specif., a) sluggish; dull; apathetic b) calm; cool; stolid 2. Obs. of, like, or producing the humor phlegm …   English World dictionary

  • phlegmatic — adj. stolidly calm; unexcitable, unemotional. Derivatives: phlegmatically adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ically — suffix forming adverbs corresponding to adjectives in ic or ical (comically; musically; tragically). * * * a suffix used to form adverbs from adjectives ending in ic (terrifically) and ical (poetically; magically). * * * ically adv sfx • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • phlegmatic — phleg|mat|ic [flegˈmætık] adj calm and not easily excited or worried ▪ The taxi driver, a phlegmatic man in middle age, showed no surprise at this request. >phlegmatically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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