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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 periodicals archive ?
Khan might not have needed to react so cholerically in making his point.
In the Washington Post, Jonathan Yardley cholerically opined, "If Hemingway had wanted any of this material published during his lifetime, he could have arranged it in a trice.