choler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n choler a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
    • n choler a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
    • n choler an irritable petulant feeling
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choler Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath. "He is rash and very sudden in choler ."
    • Choler The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of irascibility. "His [Richard Hooker's] complexion . . . was sanguine, with a mixture of choler ; and yet his motion was slow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n choler The bile.
    • n choler Hence Anger; wrath; irascibility.
    • n choler Synonyms Anger, Vexation, Indignation, etc. See anger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Choler kol′ėr the bile:
    • n Choler kol′ėr (Shak.) biliousness: anger, irascibility
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. coler, F. colère, anger, L. cholera, a bilious complaint, fr. Gr. cholera, fr. , , bile. See Gall, and cf. Cholera
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. choleracholē, bile.

Usage

In literature:

And that when you can hardly stand up; besides the fact that in men of the Gallic race, choler is likely to produce bad results.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
Sir Blaise, still turkey-red, managed to gulp down his choler sufficiently to utter some syllables.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
When they looked round, he was making up to them with choleric strides.
"The Perpetual Curate" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Why doth thou show choler toward this lad?
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Must I give way and room to your rash choler?
"The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare
Possibly, and his choler rose higher, a trick played by his daughters themselves, or by their lovers.
"Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters" by H. Addington Bruce
I was not cruel, revengeful, or choleric: least of all had I shown unkindness to her whom they accuse me of having murdered.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI" by Various
Are they so hot in choler?
"The Indian Princess" by James Nelson Barker
And I, being somewhat hot and choleric of temper, threw the measure at him, and rewarded him for his insolence.
"In the Days of Drake" by J. S. Fletcher
He is the representative of the choleric temperament.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
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In poetry:

With abject choler fierce and hot,
The knight perforce would gain,
And blend her little garden plot,
With his superb domain.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Me. But kindly take your hand from your revolver,
I am not choleric--but accidents may chance.
And here's the father, who alone can be the solver
Of this twin riddle of the hat and the romance.
"Artemis In Sierra" by Francis Bret Harte
How I have marked his choler boil,
When heroes for their hero-toil
Were titled, knighted, high in grace,
Or more—in pension and in place!
And wonder what on earth they'd done
Could rank them with his father's son.
"Percy Vere, The Peer's Story - Part I - My Home" by Ernest Jones

In news:

The Choler of Online Comments.
Ferrari's chief, Amedeo Felisa, evoked cynical choler when he told reporters last month that his company was working on hybrid technology for its V-12 cars, and that he was open to a V-6 in future Ferraris.
The Four T's has its own mini-narrative: a three-part Theme and then four Variations — Melancholic, Sanguinic, Phlegmatic, Choleric — each treating the Theme 's three parts.
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