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Definition of "choleric" [chol•er•ic]

  • Easily angered; bad-tempered. (adjective)
  • Showing or expressing anger. (adjective)

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 "choleric" in a sentence
  • "The third temperament is called choleric; it applies to the hard-driving, “get things done” kind of person."
  • "And in choleric wrath he left her in pursuit of the chief officer."
  • "Note 196: Since Federico was born on 7 June, he was said to be of "choleric" temperament, the humor of red bile seated in the heart and given to anger and strong emotions. back"