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 (kŏl′ər, kō′lər)
1. Anger; irritability.
a. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess; yellow bile.
b. Obsolete The quality and condition of being bilious.

[Middle English colre, from Old French, from Latin cholera, cholera, jaundice, from Greek kholera, from kholē, bile; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]


1. anger or ill humour
2. (Physiology) archaic one of the four bodily humours; yellow bile. See humour8
3. (Pathology) obsolete biliousness
[C14: from Old French colère, from Medieval Latin cholera, from Latin: jaundice, cholera]


(ˈkɒl ər)

1. irascibility; anger; wrath; irritability.
3. Obs. biliousness.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin, Latin, Greek cholera]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choler - an irritable petulant feelingcholer - an irritable petulant feeling  
ill humor, ill humour, distemper - an angry and disagreeable mood
testiness, tetchiness, touchiness - feeling easily irritated
pet - a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
2.choler - a strong emotioncholer - a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
emotion - any strong feeling
fury, rage, madness - a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
enragement, infuriation - a feeling of intense anger
umbrage, offense, offence - a feeling of anger caused by being offended; "he took offence at my question"
indignation, outrage - a feeling of righteous anger
huffiness - a passing state of anger and resentment
hackles, dander - a feeling of anger and animosity; "having one's hackles or dander up"
bad temper, ill temper - a persisting angry mood
vexation, annoyance, chafe - anger produced by some annoying irritation
3.choler - a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body


A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility:


n (old, = bile) → (gelbe) Galle; (= bad temper)Zorn m
References in classic literature ?
Unfortunately, this Bwikov is a man of such choler that--Well, things are as they are.
But though the Merry-Andrew was a little fellow, and not very strong, he had nevertheless some choler about him.
He had the choler of the obese, easily roused and as easily calmed, and his boys soon discovered that there was much kindliness beneath the invective with which he constantly assailed them.
I felt quite amused at his unwarranted choler, and while he stumped indignantly up and down I fell to dwelling upon the romance of the fog.
At this sudden and unexpected annunciation, a low, fierce yell ran through the multitude, that might not inaptly be compared to the growl of the lion, as his choler is first awakened--a fearful omen of the weight of his future anger.
it is a purge for the choler, and if mixed with boiled white wine, and drunk each morning, will be an excellent remedy for cleansing the body'.
to choler, air to blood / Water to humour purer than itself" and "earth to flesh more clear than crystal rock" (1.
Since medieval philosophers believed that the human body was a mix of four humours, that is, blood, choler, phlegm and melancholia, artists drew on this theory and depicted human personality as being melancholic, choleric, phlegmatic or sanguine, depending on these four humours.
21) Richard indeed demands to forget; he also proposes to "purge this choler without letting blood" (1.
A proper context must then be found for the benign Filipino choler without sacrificing the substance and noble aim of a debate to educate the Filipino electorate.
Fraix-Bumet D, Choler P, Douzery EJ, Verhamme A (2006) Astrocladistics: a phylogenetic analysis of galaxy evolution I.