choleric


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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 ?
The commander of the regiment was an elderly, choleric, stout, and thick-set general with grizzled eyebrows and whiskers, and wider from chest to back than across the shoulders.
'But the chief magistrate of the city can prevent people's houses from having any need to be rebuilt, if the chief magistrate's a man, and not a dummy--can't he, my lord?' cried the old gentleman in a choleric manner.
If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
And let a man beware, how he keepeth company with choleric and quarrelsome persons; for they will engage him into their own quarrels.
Black George was, in the main, a peaceable kind of fellow, and nothing choleric nor rash; yet did he bear about him something of what the antients called the irascible, and which his wife, if she had been endowed with much wisdom, would have feared.
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.
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.
He is an elderly man, red-faced, white-haired, and choleric. His passion is for the British law, and he has spent a large fortune in litigation.
Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric. With no one to call him to account, with only small boys to face him, he had long lost all power of self-control.
It appeared, indeed, from the countenance of this proprietor, that he was of a frank, but hasty and choleric temper.
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.
'I see his head,' exclaimed the choleric old man; 'damme, I see his head.'