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choleric


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choleric  \Chol"er*ic\,  a.  [L.  cholericus  Gr  ?:  cf  F. 
  chol['e]rique.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  choleric 
  adj  1:  easily  moved  to  anger;  "men  of  the  choleric  type  take  to 
  kicking  and  smashing"-  H.G.Wells 
  2:  quickly  aroused  to  anger;  "a  hotheaded  commander"  [syn:  {irascible}, 
  {hotheaded},  {hot-tempered},  {quick-tempered},  {short},  {short-tempered}] 
  3:  characterized  by  anger;  "a  choleric  outburst";  "an  irascible 
  response"  [syn:  {irascible}] 




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