choleric

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adjective cho·ler·ic \ˈkä-lə-rik, kə-ˈler-ik\

Definition of choleric

  1. 1 :  easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger :  hot-tempered a perpetually choleric old grouser

  2. 2 :  angry, irate a choleric outburst

cholerically

play \-ri-k(ə-)lē, -i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of choleric in a sentence

  1. watch out for the choleric librarian at the reference desk

  2. I absolutely get choleric when a telemarketer calls during the dinner hour.

Origin and Etymology of choleric

see cholera


First Known Use: 1556


CHOLERIC Defined for English Language Learners

choleric

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adjective cho·ler·ic \ˈkä-lə-rik, kə-ˈler-ik\

Definition of choleric for English Language Learners

  • : made angry easily


Medical Dictionary

choleric

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adjective cho·ler·ic \ˈkäl-ə-rik, kə-ˈler-ik\

Medical Definition of choleric

  1. :  easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger :  hot-tempered



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