The Indian government, in turn, hopes for restraint from its own people, particularly in crowded, polyglot Mumbai. The metropolis is sometimes called “Maximum City”, because it is always pressed up hard against its limits. Its commuter trains are crushed with passengers each morning; its squalid slums hum with industry and ambition. No other city in India bears such colossal inconveniences with such phlegmatic grace. No Mumbaikar would describe the city as liveable; yet many Mumbaikars cannot imagine living anywhere else.
noun [U] FORMAL
the ability to stay calm and not get emotional or excited about things even in a difficult or dangerous situation
phlegmatic adjective FORMAL
describes someone who tends not to get emotional or excited about things:
As a footballer his great asset was his calm, phlegmatic manner.
() ━━ a. 粘液質の, 冷淡な, 鈍重な, 冷静な.
phleg・mat・i・cal・ly ad. 冷淡［冷静］に.