Origin of phlegmatic
Examples from the Web for phlegmatic
Phlegmatic though he might have been, Levine had a wonderfully dry, self-deprecating sense of humor.
Nadia saw at once that the young man was Russian; his face was phlegmatic, but pleasant, and at once inspired confidence.Michael Strogoff|Jules Verne
The announcement seemed by no means startling to the phlegmatic colonel.Off on a Comet|Jules Verne
He was a phlegmatic, heavy Dutchman, and seemed decent enough.
She was placid, phlegmatic, and had no conversational gifts.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII|John Lord
A person of phlegmatic disposition who is a blockhead, would, with a sanguine nature, be a fool.The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, A Dialogue, Etc.|Arthur Schopenhauer