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Apathy vs. Phlegm

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Apathynoun

Lack of emotion or motivation; lack of interest or enthusiasm towards something; disinterest (in something).

Phlegmnoun

(historical) One of the four humors making up the body in ancient and mediaeval medicine; said to be cold and moist, and often identified with mucus.

Apathynoun

Want of feeling; privation of passion, emotion, or excitement; dispassion; - applied either to the body or the mind. As applied to the mind, it is a calmness, indolence, or state of indifference, incapable of being ruffled or roused to active interest or exertion by pleasure, pain, or passion.

‘A certain apathy or sluggishness in his nature which led him . . . to leave events to take their own course.’; ‘According to the Stoics, apathy meant the extinction of the passions by the ascendency of reason.’;

Phlegmnoun

Viscid mucus produced by the body, later especially mucus expelled from the bronchial passages by coughing.

Apathynoun

an absence of emotion or enthusiasm

Phlegmnoun

A watery distillation, especially one obtained from plant matter; an aqueous solution.

Apathynoun

the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally

Phlegmnoun

Calmness of temperament, composure; also seen negatively, sluggishness, indifference.

Apathy

Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern about something. It is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, or passion.

Phlegmnoun

One of the four humors of which the ancients supposed the blood to be composed. See Humor.

Phlegmnoun

Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory and digestive passages.

Phlegmnoun

A watery distilled liquor, in distinction from a spirituous liquor.

Phlegmnoun

Sluggishness of temperament; dullness; want of interest; indifference; coldness.

‘They judge with fury, but they write with phlegm.’;

Phlegmnoun

apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

Phlegmnoun

expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness

Phlegmnoun

inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

Phlegmnoun

the thick viscous substance secreted by the mucous membranes of the respiratory passages, especially when produced in excessive quantities during a cold.

Phlegmnoun

(in medieval science and medicine) one of the four bodily humours, believed to be associated with a calm, stolid, or apathetic temperament.

Phlegmnoun

calmness of temperament

‘phlegm and determination carried them through many difficult situations’;

Phlegm

Phlegm (; Ancient Greek: φλέγμᾰ, phlégma, , ) is mucus produced by the respiratory system, excluding that produced by the nasal passages. It often refers to respiratory mucus expelled by coughing, otherwise known as sputum.

‘inflammation’; ‘humour caused by heat’;

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