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Definition easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
  • A choleric cop blew his top.
choleric = easily moved to anger
  • Gordon was a man by nature ill-suited to be a schoolmaster: he was impatient and choleric.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him.
    Sun, Tzu  --  The Art of War
  • And let a man beware, how he keepeth company with choleric and quarrelsome persons; for they will engage him into their own quarrels.
    Bacon, Sir Francis  --  The Essays
  • a choleric outburst
  • men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing
  • The choleric face which Mr. Meagles turned upon him smoothed when he saw who it was, and he put out his friendly hand.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Little Dorrit
  • That in the captain's but a choleric word
    Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Measure for Measure
  • choleric = angry
  • ourselves are choleric
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • choleric = easily moved to anger
  • you were so choleric
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • choleric = angry
  • He had, in fact, been a favorite steed of his master's, the choleric Van Ripper, who was a furious rider, and had infused, very probably, some of his own spirit into the animal; for, old and broken-down as he looked, there was more of the lurking devil in him than in any young filly in the country.
    Washington Irving  --  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • choleric = easily moved to anger
  • Go show your slaves how choleric you are,
    Shakespeare, William  --  Julius Caesar
  • ...cried the old gentleman in a choleric manner.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Barnaby Rudge - A Tale Of The Riots Of 'Eighty
  • He is an elderly man, red-faced, white-haired, and choleric.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • And as his temperament was choleric there were fellows who were actually afraid of him.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Shadow Line
  • The choleric M'Dougal took the lead in these railings, being, as has been observed, a little puffed up with the idea of being Mr.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • the unruly waywardness that infirm and choleric years bring with
    Shakespeare, William  --  King Lear
  • I see his head,' exclaimed the choleric old man; 'damme, I see his head.
    Dickens, Charles  --  The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club
  • I fear it is too choleric a meat.
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • On hearing this the regimental commander hung his head, silently shrugged his shoulders, and spread out his arms with a choleric gesture.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace

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