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phlegmatique

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AdjectiveEdit

phlegmatique (comparative more phlegmatique, superlative most phlegmatique)

  1. Obsolete form of phlegmatic.
    • 1649?, John Aubrey quoted in Chambers’s Journal, Volume VIII., page #342:
      In North Wiltshire, and like the vale of Gloucestershire (or dirty clayey country), the indigenæ or aborigines speak drawling ; they are phlegmatique, skins pale and livid, slow and dull, heavy of spirit ; hereabout is but a little tillage or hard labour, they only milk the cows and make cheese ; they feed chiefly on milke meates, which cooles their braines too much, and hurts their inventions.

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EtymologyEdit

phlegme +‎ -ique

AdjectiveEdit

phlegmatique (masculine and feminine, plural phlegmatiques)

  1. phlegmatic

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