Definitions for: Choler


[n] a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
[n] a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
[n] an irritable petulant feeling



Webster (1913) Definition: Chol"er, n. [OE. coler, F. col[`e]re anger, L. cholera
a bilious complaint, fr. Gr. ? cholera, fr. ?, ?, bile. See
Gall, and cf. Cholera.]
1. The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of
irascibility. [Obs.]

His [Richard Hooker's] complexion . . . was
sanguine, with a mixture of choler; and yet his
motion was slow. --I. Warton.

2. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.

He is rash and very sudden in choler. --Shak.

Synonyms: anger, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, ire, irritability, peevishness, petulance, yellow bile

See Also: annoyance, bad temper, bodily fluid, body fluid, chafe, dander, emotion, enragement, fury, hackles, huffiness, humor, humour, ill humor, ill humour, ill temper, indignation, infuriation, liquid body substance, madness, offence, offense, outrage, pet, rage, testiness, tetchiness, touchiness, umbrage, vexation

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