Definition of Choleric

1. Adjective. Easily moved to anger. "Men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"

Similar to: Passionate
Derivative terms: Choler



2. Adjective. Quickly aroused to anger. "A hotheaded commander"

3. Adjective. Characterized by anger. "An irascible response"
Exact synonyms: Irascible
Similar to: Angry
Derivative terms: Choler, Irascibility

Definition of Choleric

1. a. Abounding with, or producing choler, or bile.

Definition of Choleric

1. Adjective. Easily becoming angry. ¹

2. Adjective. Showing or expressing anger. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Choleric

1. bad-tempered [adj]

Medical Definition of Choleric

1. Synonym: biliary. 2. Relating to or characteristic of biliousness. 3. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterised by a quick, irritable temper. Synonym: choleric. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Choleric

cholera bacillus
cholera infantum
cholera morbus
cholera sicca
cholera toxin
cholera vaccine
choleragen
choleraic
choleraic diarrhoea
choleraphage
choleras
choleresis
choleretic
choleretics
cholerheic
choleric (current term)
choleric jaundice
cholerically
cholericly
cholericness
choleriform
cholerigenic
cholerine
choleroid
cholerrhagia
cholerrhagic
cholers
cholescintigraphy
cholestadienes
cholestadienols

Literary usage of Choleric

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1867)
"THE choleric TEMPERAMENT. The skin has greater fullness of the capillaries than in the ... The choleric is intermediate between the sanguine and mel ..."

2. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"ANDREW NIGHTSHADE, the choleric man. MANLOVE, half brother to NIGHTSHADE. STAPLETON, a merchant. CHARLES MANLOVE, NIGHTSHADE'S eldest ¡on. ..."

3. The Domestic World: A Practical Guide in All the Daily Difficulties of the by Robert Kemp Philp (1872)
"If the two active, there is little quiet or rest between the violence of the choleric and the restlessness of the sanguine. The finest characters generally ..."

4. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"THE BEHAVIOR OF THE choleric-CHEERFUL. To illustrate the criteria used in assigning an individual to a zygotic class there are brought together in this ..."

5. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1846)
"The Bilious or choleric Temperament.—This is presumed to be produced by a predominance of the liver and biliary organs in general. The pulse is strong, ..."

6. The Principles of Medical Psychology: Being the Outlines of a Course of Lectures by Ernst Feuchtersleben, Benjamin Guy Babington (1847)
"... durable activity, gives the choleric temperament ; the same, with slow, ... the melancholic gloomy, the choleric passionate, and the phlegmatic ..."

7. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1867)
"THE choleric TEMPERAMENT. The skin has greater fullness of the capillaries than in the ... The choleric is intermediate between the sanguine and mel ..."

8. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"ANDREW NIGHTSHADE, the choleric man. MANLOVE, half brother to NIGHTSHADE. STAPLETON, a merchant. CHARLES MANLOVE, NIGHTSHADE'S eldest ¡on. ..."

9. The Domestic World: A Practical Guide in All the Daily Difficulties of the by Robert Kemp Philp (1872)
"If the two active, there is little quiet or rest between the violence of the choleric and the restlessness of the sanguine. The finest characters generally ..."

10. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"THE BEHAVIOR OF THE choleric-CHEERFUL. To illustrate the criteria used in assigning an individual to a zygotic class there are brought together in this ..."

11. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1846)
"The Bilious or choleric Temperament.—This is presumed to be produced by a predominance of the liver and biliary organs in general. The pulse is strong, ..."

12. The Principles of Medical Psychology: Being the Outlines of a Course of Lectures by Ernst Feuchtersleben, Benjamin Guy Babington (1847)
"... durable activity, gives the choleric temperament ; the same, with slow, ... the melancholic gloomy, the choleric passionate, and the phlegmatic ..."

13. The Institutes of Medicine by Martyn Paine (1867)
"THE choleric TEMPERAMENT. The skin has greater fullness of the capillaries than in the ... The choleric is intermediate between the sanguine and mel ..."

14. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"ANDREW NIGHTSHADE, the choleric man. MANLOVE, half brother to NIGHTSHADE. STAPLETON, a merchant. CHARLES MANLOVE, NIGHTSHADE'S eldest ¡on. ..."

15. The Domestic World: A Practical Guide in All the Daily Difficulties of the by Robert Kemp Philp (1872)
"If the two active, there is little quiet or rest between the violence of the choleric and the restlessness of the sanguine. The finest characters generally ..."

16. The Feebly Inhibited: Nomadism, Or the Wandering Impulse, with Special by Charles Benedict Davenport (1915)
"THE BEHAVIOR OF THE choleric-CHEERFUL. To illustrate the criteria used in assigning an individual to a zygotic class there are brought together in this ..."

17. Human Physiology by Robley Dunglison (1846)
"The Bilious or choleric Temperament.—This is presumed to be produced by a predominance of the liver and biliary organs in general. The pulse is strong, ..."

18. The Principles of Medical Psychology: Being the Outlines of a Course of Lectures by Ernst Feuchtersleben, Benjamin Guy Babington (1847)
"... durable activity, gives the choleric temperament ; the same, with slow, ... the melancholic gloomy, the choleric passionate, and the phlegmatic ..."

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