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Definition of "choler" [chol•er]

  • Anger; irritability. (noun)
  • One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess; yellow bile. (noun)
  • Obsolete The quality and condition of being bilious. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "choler" in a sentence
  • "There likewise were plums and cherries and grapes, that the sick of all diseases assain and do away giddiness and yellow choler from the brain; and figs the branches between, varicoloured red and green, amazing sight and sense, even as saith the poet,"
  • "Too much choler is a bad thing, it will eat out your insides."
  • "Senes plerunque delirasse in senecta, that old men familiarly dote, ob atram bilem, for black choler, which is then superabundant in them: and Rhasis, that Arabian physician, in his Cont. lib."