phlegmatic phlegmatical stolid
emotionless e*mo"tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter-of-fact, prosaic}; {philosophical, philosophic}; {phlegmatic, phlegmatical, stolid}; {stoic, stoical}; {unblinking}] Also See: {cool}, {passionless}, {unmoved}(predicate), {unmoving}.

Syn: unemotional, passionless. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • phlegmatic — I adjective aloof, apathetic, bloodless, bovine, callous, calm, cold, cold blooded, comatose, cool, detached, disinterested, dispassionate, distant, dull, frigid, halfhearted, hebetudinous, impassive, imperturbable, indifferent, inert, insensible …   Law dictionary

  • phlegmatic — [fleg mat′ik] adj. [ME fleumatike < OFr < LL phlegmaticus < Gr phlegmatikos < phlegma: see PHLEGM] 1. hard to rouse to action; specif., a) sluggish; dull; apathetic b) calm; cool; stolid 2. Obs. of, like, or producing the humor phlegm …   English World dictionary

  • phlegmatic — adj 1. phlegmatical, lethargic, lethargical, hebetudinous, listless; sluggish, lymphatic, slow, slow moving, languid, indolent, torpid; inactive, inert, passive, supine, dormant, unmoving, inanimate, lifeless; apathetic, indifferent, unconcerned …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • emotionless — e*mo tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter of fact, prosaic};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • matter-of-fact prosaic — emotionless e*mo tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter of fact,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • philosophical philosophic — emotionless e*mo tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter of fact,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stoic stoical — emotionless e*mo tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter of fact,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unblinking — emotionless e*mo tion*less adj. 1. unsusceptible to, destitute of, or showing no emotion; unmoved by feeling. Opposite of {emotional}; as, he kept his emotionless objectivity and faith in the cause he served. [Narrower terms: {matter of fact,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stolidity — noun 1. apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions • Syn: ↑emotionlessness, ↑impassivity, ↑impassiveness, ↑phlegm, ↑indifference, ↑unemotionality • Derivationally related forms: ↑stolid, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • emotionlessness — noun 1. apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions • Syn: ↑impassivity, ↑impassiveness, ↑phlegm, ↑indifference, ↑stolidity, ↑unemotionality • Derivationally related forms: ↑stolid …   Useful english dictionary

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