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phlegmatic

adjective uk   /fleɡˈmæt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/ formal
A phlegmatic person does not usually get emotional or excited about things: As a football player, his great asset was his calm, phlegmatic manner.
Translations of “phlegmatic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷靜的,沉著的,鎮定的…
in Russian флегматичный…
in Turkish serin/ağır kanlı, aldırmaz, sakin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷静的,沉着的,镇定的…
in Polish flegmatyczny…
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