choler

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noun cho·ler \ˈkä-lər, ˈkō-\

Definition of choler

  1. 1a archaic :  yellow bileb 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 in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of choler

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



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