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choler


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choler  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  choler 
  n  1:  an  irritable  petulant  feeling  [syn:  {irritability},  {crossness}, 
  {fretfulness},  {fussiness},  {peevishness},  {petulance}] 
  2:  a  strong  emotion;  a  feeling  that  is  oriented  toward  some 
  real  or  supposed  grievance  [syn:  {anger},  {ire}] 
  3:  a  humor  that  was  once  believed  to  be  secreted  by  the  liver 
  and  to  cause  irritability  and  anger  [syn:  {yellow  bile}] 




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