Impervious vs Phlegmatic - What's the difference?
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Impervious is a related term of phlegmatic.
As adjectives the difference between impervious and phlegmatic
is that impervious
is unaffected or unable to be affected by while phlegmatic
is not easily excited to action or passion; calm; sluggish.
As a noun phlegmatic is
one who has a phlegmatic disposition.
Unaffected or unable to be affected by.
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Although the Celebrity was almost impervious
to sarcasm, he was now beginning to exhibit visible signs of uneasiness, the consciousness dawning upon him that his eccentricity was not receiving the ovation it merited.}}
Preventive of any penetration; impenetrable, impermeable, particularly of water.
Immune to damage or effect.
Not easily excited to action or passion; calm; sluggish.
, author=Jules Verne
, title=Around the World in 80 Days
, passage=Calm and phlegmatic
, with a clear eye, Mr. Fogg seemed a perfect type of that English composure which Angelica Kauffmann has so skilfully represented on canvas.}}
* 2013 , A.O. Scott, “How It Looks to Think: Watch Her,” Rev. of , dir. by Margarethe von Trotta, New York Times 29 May 2013: C1. Print.
(archaic) Abounding in phlegm; as, phlegmatic humors; a phlegmatic constitution.
Generating, causing, or full of phlegm.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- Their friendship (immortalized in a splendid volume of letters that has clearly served as one of Ms. von Trotta's sources) is a fascinating study in cultural and temperamental contrast, an impulsive and witty American paired with a steady, phlegmatic German.
- cold and phlegmatic habitations
* apathetic, sluggish, cold-blooded, unflappable, stoic
One who has a phlegmatic disposition.