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chol·er·ic

 (kŏl′ə-rĭk, kə-lĕr′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Easily angered; bad-tempered.
b. Archaic Having choler as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
2. Showing or expressing anger: choleric remarks.

chol′er·i·cal·ly, chol′er·ic·ly adv.

choleric

(ˈkɒlərɪk)
adj
1. bad-tempered
2. (Pathology) bilious or causing biliousness
ˈcholerically, ˈcholericly adv

chol•er•ic

(ˈkɒl ər ɪk, kəˈlɛr ɪk)

adj.
1. extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible: a choleric disposition.
2. Obs.
a. bilious.
b. causing biliousness.
[1300–50; Middle English < Medieval Latin colericus bilious, Latin cholericus < Greek cholerikós. See cholera, -ic]
chol′er•i•cal•ly, chol′er•ic•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.choleric - easily moved to anger; "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells
passionate - having or expressing strong emotions
2.choleric - quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
3.choleric - characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"

choleric

adjective bad-tempered, cross, angry, irritable, touchy, petulant, ill-tempered, irascible, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), hot-tempered, quick-tempered He plays a choleric old schoolmaster.

choleric

adjective
2. Feeling or showing anger:
Informal: sore.
Translations

choleric

[ˈkɒlərɪk] ADJcolérico

choleric

[ˈkɒlərɪk] adj (formal) [person, nature] → colérique

choleric

chol·er·ic

a. colérico-a.
References in classic literature ?
And now, being a trifle choleric in his temperament, the lieutenant-governor uplifted the heavy hilt of his sword, wherewith he so beat and banged upon the door, that, as some of the bystanders whispered, the racket might have disturbed the dead.
A squirrel, from the lofty depths of his domestic tree, chattered either in anger or merriment -- for the squirrel is such a choleric and humorous little personage, that it is hard to distinguish between his moods -- so he chattered at the child, and flung down a nut upon her bead.
That he might make his appearance before his mistress in the true style of a cavalier, he borrowed a horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliated, a choleric old Dutchman of the name of Hans Van Ripper, and, thus gallantly mounted, issued forth like a knight- errant in quest of adventures.
Hereupon, a choleric gentleman, who had taken the fourth place on that seat, flew into a most violent passion, and said that it was a breach of contract to mix him up with such villainous company, and that it was poisonous and pernicious and infamous and shameful, and I don't know what else.
It appeared, indeed, from the countenance of this proprietor, that he was of a frank, but hasty and choleric temper.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
He put me in mind of a choleric fellow, who, after trying in vain to communicated a secret to a deaf man, all at once flies into a passion and screams it out so that every one may hear.
The choleric M'Dougal took the lead in these railings, being, as has been observed, a little puffed up with the idea of being Mr.
And let a man beware, how he keepeth company with choleric and quarrelsome persons; for they will engage him into their own quarrels.
He is an elderly man, red-faced, white-haired, and choleric.
The old man on the island had indeed risen to his feet, facing round and showing a bush of gray beard with rather small, sunken features, but fierce eyebrows and keen, choleric eyes.
Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.