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English Dictionary: choleric by the DICT Development Group
2 results for choleric
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. easily moved to anger; "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells
  2. quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
    Synonym(s): choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick- tempered, short-tempered
  3. characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"
    Synonym(s): choleric, irascible
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Choleric \Chol"er*ic\, a. [L. cholericus, Gr. [?]: cf. F.
      1. Abounding with, or producing choler, or bile. --Dryden.
      2. Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger.
      3. Angry; indicating anger; excited by anger. [bd]Choleric
            speech.[b8] --Sir W. Raleigh.
      {Choleric temperament}, the bilious temperament.
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