Definition of choleric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒlərɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːlərɪk//
(formal) Anger
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easily made angry synonym bad-tempered He was a choleric, self-important little man. See related entries: Anger Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘bilious’): from Old French cholerique, via Latin from Greek kholerikos, from kholera ‘diarrhoea’, which in late Latin acquired the senses ‘bile or anger’, from Greek kholē ‘bile’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: choleric