Definition of phlegm:
- A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.
- One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed. See Humor.
- Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.
- Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory and digestive passages.
planeness, composure, spittle, impassibility, matte, lustrelessness, slackness, feelings, apathy, sluggishness, quietness, mucus, disinterest, emotionlessness, numbness, two-dimensionality, quietude, unconcern, mat, unemotionality, impassiveness, matt, lusterlessness, stillness, tranquillity, spit, listlessness, discharge, incuriosity, slime, flatness, impassivity, spiritlessness, insensibleness, uninterest, indifference, saliva, immobility, unfeelingness, calmness, lethargy, dreaminess, lassitude, stolidity, incuriousness, stoicism, insensibility, languor, nonchalance, unresponsiveness, stolidness, inanition, sputum.
- "Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children", Pye Henry Chavasse.
He invariably obtruded himself, with quizzical inquiry, half contempt and half respect, on the young Englishman, who gazed round with phlegm upon his fellow adventurers, and made up to the sandy- faced Scot or the cheerful Irishman with his hat on the back of his head, who showed in the throng here and there.- "The World For Sale, Volume 2.", Gilbert Parker.
- "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.