HyperDic: phlegm

English > 3 senses of the word phlegm:
NOUNfeelingphlegm, emotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness, indifference, stolidity, unemotionalityapathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions
bodyphlegm, sputumexpectorated matter
attributephlegm, languor, lethargy, sluggishness, flatnessinactivity / inactivity
English > phlegm: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningapathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions.
Synonymsemotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness, indifference, stolidity, unemotionality
BroaderapathyAn absence of emotion or enthusiasm
Spanishapatía, flema, impasibilidad, impasividad, impavidez, imperturbabilidad, indiferencia
Catalanapatia, impassibilitat, indiferència
Adjectivesphlegmatic, phlegmaticalshowing little emotion
English > phlegm: 3 senses > noun 2, body
Meaningexpectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness.
Synonymsputum
Broadermucus, mucous secretionProtective secretion of the mucus membranes
Spanishesputo, flegma, flema
Catalanesput, flegma
Adjectivesphlegmycharacterized by phlegm
English > phlegm: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
Meaninginactivity / inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy.
Synonymslanguor, lethargy, sluggishness, flatness
Broaderinactiveness, inactivity, inertiaA disposition to remain inactive or inert
Spanishlanguidez, letargo
Catalanletargia
Adjectivesphlegmatic, phlegmaticalshowing little emotion

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