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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kol-er-ik, kuh-ler-ik]
    • /ˈkɒl ər ɪk, kəˈlɛr ɪk/
    • /kɒlˈer.ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kol-er-ik, kuh-ler-ik]
    • /ˈkɒl ər ɪk, kəˈlɛr ɪk/

Definitions of choleric word

  • adjective choleric A choleric person gets angry very easily. You can also use choleric to describe a person who is very angry. 3
  • adjective choleric bad-tempered 3
  • adjective choleric bilious or causing biliousness 3
  • adjective choleric having or showing a quick temper or irascible nature 3
  • adjective choleric of or having choler, or bile 3
  • adjective choleric extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible: a choleric disposition. 1

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Origin of choleric

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English colerik < Medieval Latin colericus bilious, Latin cholericus < Greek cholerikós. See cholera, -ic

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Parts of speech for Choleric


choleric popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for choleric

adj choleric

  • irascible — easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man.
  • peevish — cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent: a peevish youngster.
  • quick-tempered — easily angered.

adjective choleric

  • irritable — easily irritated or annoyed; readily excited to impatience or anger.

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