Definition of phlegmatically in US English:

phlegmatically

adverb

  • See phlegmatic

    • ‘Other wealthy nations, including some of the oil-rich Arab nations, were no better, phlegmatically reaching for the loose change in their purses.’
    • ‘Now the other passengers did not react as phlegmatically as I did.’
    • ‘It was later confiscated by suspicious guards and, phlegmatically, he simply started all over again.’
    • ‘Amid all this disorganisation, this nightmare of old furniture, useless machines and discarded objects sit young people, relatively neatly dressed, phlegmatically drinking coffee from old, cracked cups.’
    • ‘I pointed out the mysterious and mildly alarming position of the bag to an usher, and he, rather phlegmatically, held on to it until the woman returned to claim it.’

Pronunciation

phlegmatically

/fleɡˈmadək(ə)lē//flɛɡˈmædək(ə)li/