choleric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj choleric characterized by anger "a choleric outburst","an irascible response"
    • adj choleric quickly aroused to anger "a hotheaded commander"
    • adj choleric easily moved to anger "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Choleric Abounding with, or producing choler, or bile.
    • Choleric Angry; indicating anger; excited by anger. "Choleric speech."
    • Choleric Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • choleric A bounding with choler or bile; bilious.
    • choleric Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger; angry: as, a choleric temper.
    • choleric Indicating or expressing anger; prompted by anger; angry: as, a choleric speech.
    • choleric Synonyms Testy, touchy, peppery, irritable.
    • n choleric A person of a bilious or choleric temperament.
    • n choleric A person suffering from cholera.
    • choleric Same as choleraic. Syd. Soc. Lex.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Choleric full of choler: passionate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cholericus, Gr. : cf. F. cholérique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. choleracholē, bile.

Usage

In literature:

Go show your slaves how choleric you are!
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
The choler of the gentleman was raised.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
Hugh Kinross had been routed out at six and, his first choler spent, was quite pleased with himself.
"In the Mist of the Mountains" by Ethel Turner
The thought that another should challenge his right or traverse his desire galled him to a choler little short of madness.
"The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
When choler once is born, The tongue all curb doth scorn.
"Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
He had nigh despoiled the curls of his new wig, which were become twisted and awry with choler.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Choleric men have eyes of every colour, but rather brown or greenish than blue.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
Then the choler fell back, and the pain abode.
"Joyce Morrell's Harvest" by Emily Sarah Holt
He choked and stammered and looked like a choleric old gentleman, as indeed he was.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
That in the captain's but a choleric word, Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
"Characteristics of Women" by Anna Jameson
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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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