Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Easily angered; bad-tempered.
  • adjective Archaic Having choler as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
  • adjective Showing or expressing anger.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person suffering from cholera.
  • Same as choleraic. Syd. Soc. Lex.
  • A bounding with choler or bile; bilious.
  • Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger; angry: as, a choleric temper.
  • Indicating or expressing anger; prompted by anger; angry: as, a choleric speech.
  • Synonyms Testy, touchy, peppery, irritable.
  • noun A person of a bilious or choleric temperament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Abounding with, or producing choler, or bile.
  • adjective Easily irritated; irascible; inclined to anger.
  • adjective Angry; indicating anger; excited by anger.
  • adjective the bilious temperament.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Easily becoming angry.
  • adjective Showing or expressing anger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective quickly aroused to anger
  • adjective characterized by anger
  • adjective easily moved to anger

Etymologies

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Latin cholera ("bilious diseas"), from Ancient Greek χολή ("anger") with the English suffix -ic.

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