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synonyms for phlegm

  • aloofness
  • coldness
  • coolness
  • detachment
  • disinterest
  • dispassion
  • disregard
  • dullness
  • emotionlessness
  • heedlessness
  • impassivity
  • indifference
  • insensibility
  • insensitivity
  • insouciance
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • passiveness
  • passivity
  • stoicism
  • stolidity
  • stolidness
  • unconcern
  • unresponsiveness
  • halfheartedness
  • incuriosity
  • incuriousness
  • insensibleness
  • uninterest
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antonyms for phlegm

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  • caring
  • compassion
  • concern
  • interest
  • liveliness
  • regard
  • sympathy
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How to use phlegm in a sentence

In a world of physicians who thought you only needed to balance your humors in order to be well, Santorio wanted to know exactly how much phlegm was going into the equation.
WHY WERE CHAINSAWS INVENTED? TO HELP WITH CHILDBIRTH.EMPIREJULY 18, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The music and dancing are as dull as might be expected among beings so full of phlegm.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 13, ISSUE 372, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1829VARIOUS
The Schoolmaster held his own horse and Lass, startled out of her peaceful phlegm by the terrifying roar and heat.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
It is occasioned by the corruption of the meat, and the corruption of phlegm with a choleric humour.
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Sometimes it happeneth by reason of the shrinking of certain sinews which go to the tongue, which are corrupted with phlegm.
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It proceeds from a weakness of the spirits, or because warmth of digestion cause phlegm to abound in them.
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Brent's British phlegm was mellowed by a luxuriance of imagination that he had inherited from an East Indian mother.
SOUTHERN HEARTSFLORENCE HULL WINTERBURN
And he almost hated Varney that the cynic painter could have talked of it with that business-like phlegm.
LUCRETIA, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
Made a great quantity of water during the night, and spat up a great deal of watery phlegm.
AN ACCOUNT OF THE FOXGLOVE AND SOME OF ITS MEDICAL USESWILLIAM WITHERING
When in a fury, Adam reviled him for his phlegm, he laughed and was cursed for his pains.
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WORDS RELATED TO PHLEGM

  • disregard
  • emotionlessness
  • impassibility
  • impassivity
  • inattention
  • incuriosity
  • incuriousness
  • indifference
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • listlessness
  • phlegm
  • unconcern
  • uninterest
  • unresponsiveness
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