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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 ?
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.
Hold, father,'' said the Jew, ``mitigate and assuage your choler.
Unfortunately, this Bwikov is a man of such choler that--Well, things are as they are.
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.
Thou be too strong a man to so throw thy life uselessly away to satisfy the choler of another.
But though the Merry-Andrew was a little fellow, and not very strong, he had nevertheless some choler about him.
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.
What one ate was an important means of adjusting the balance of the humours (blood, phlegm, choler, and melancholy) to establish an ideally proportioned mixture of the four and thus produce an ideal complexion.
Dyma Reggie Perrin, Ealing Comedy, Monty Python a choler a thei yn llithro yn ol heb i neb sylwi i'r presennol, fel hunllef ddrwg o oes a fu Mae'r 50au yn ol, croeso yn ol Attlee, Churchill, Eden a Macmillan, neu efallai'r 60au a'r Rhyfel Oer.
A 12th century treatise, the Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum, described the effects of excess choler thusly, "Your tongue will seem all rough, and oftentimes cause vomits, unaccustomed and hateful, great thirst, your excrements are full of slime, the stomach squeamish, sustenance ungrateful, your appetite will seem in nought delighting.
The ash percent is marking of all minerals except Iodine and choler ions, because these elements sublimate by burning in electrical furnace.
Old, but full Of force and choler, and firm upon his feet, And like an oaken stock in winter woods, Oerflourished with the hoary clematis .