choler

noun cho·ler \ ˈkä-lər , ˈkō- \

Definition of choler

1 a archaic : yellow bile
b obsolete : bile 1a
2 obsolete : the quality or state of being bilious
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

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Origin and Etymology of choler

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


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