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choler

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noun cho·ler \ˈkä-lər, ˈkō-\

Definition of choler

  1. 1 a archaic :  yellow bile b obsolete :  bile 1a

  2. 2 obsolete :  the quality or state of being bilious

  3. 3 :  ready disposition to irritation :  irascibility; also :  anger



Examples of choler

  1. <he felt his choler rising and choked back an angry reply>

  2. <the boss's reputation for choler made many employees reluctant to ask questions>



Origin of choler

Middle English coler, from Anglo-French colre, colere, from Latin cholera cholera, from Greek


First Known Use: 14th century

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