from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Anger; irritability.
- n. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess; yellow bile.
- n. Obsolete The quality and condition of being bilious.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Anger or irritability.
- n. One of the four humours of ancient physiology, also known as yellow bile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of irascibility.
- n. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bile.
- n. Hence Anger; wrath; irascibility.
- n. Synonyms Anger, Vexation, Indignation, etc. See anger.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an irritable petulant feeling
- n. a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance
- n. a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
Middle English colre, from Old French, from Latin cholera, cholera, jaundice, from Greek kholera, from kholē, bile; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From English colre, from Old French colre, from Latin cholera, "jaundice", from Ancient Greek kholera, from khol, "bile" (Wiktionary)