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Meaning of CHOLER

Pronunciation:  'kâlur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
  2. [n]  a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
  3. [n]  an irritable petulant feeling

CHOLER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: anger, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, ire, irritability, peevishness, petulance, yellow bile
 See Also: annoyance, bad temper, bodily fluid, body fluid, chafe, dander, emotion, enragement, fury, hackles, huffiness, humor, humour, ill humor, ill humour, ill temper, indignation, infuriation, liquid body substance, madness, offence, offense, outrage, pet, rage, testiness, tetchiness, touchiness, umbrage, vexation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Chol"er\, n. [OE. coler, F. col[`e]re anger, L. cholera
a bilious complaint, fr. Gr. ? cholera, fr. ?, ?, bile. See
{Gall}, and cf. {Cholera}.]
1. The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of
   irascibility. [Obs.]

         His [Richard Hooker's] complexion . . . was
         sanguine, with a mixture of choler; and yet his
         motion was slow.                      --I. Warton.

2. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.

         He is rash and very sudden in choler. --Shak.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, anger, animosity, asperity, bad humor, bad temper, bile, biliousness, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, corrosiveness, discontent, gall, gnashing of teeth, hard feelings, heartburning, ill humor, ill nature, ill temper, rancor, rankling, slow burn, soreness, sourness, spleen, virulence