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Meaning of CHOLERIC

Pronunciation:  'kâlurik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"
  2. [adj]  quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
  3. [adj]  easily moved to anger; "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells

CHOLERIC is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: angry, hotheaded, hot-tempered, ill-natured, irascible, passionate, quick-tempered, short, short-tempered



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. ``Choleric
   speech.'' --Sir W. Raleigh.

{Choleric temperament}, the bilious temperament.

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