Choleric



[kol-er-ik, kuh-ler-ik] /ˈkɒl ər ɪk, kəˈlɛr ɪk/

adjective
1.
extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible:
a choleric disposition.
2.
Obsolete.

/ˈkɒlərɪk/
adjective
1.
bad-tempered
2.
bilious or causing biliousness
adj.

mid-14c., colrik, “bilious of temperament or complexion,” from Old French colerique, from Late Latin cholericus, from Greek kholerikos (see choler). Meaning “easily angered, hot-tempered” is from 1580s (from the supposed effect of excess choler); that of “pertaining to cholera” is from 1834.

choleric chol·er·ic (kŏl’ə-rĭk, kə-lěr’ĭk)
adj.

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