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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Easily angered; bad-tempered.
  • adj. Showing or expressing anger.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A person of a bilious or choleric temperament.
  • n. A person suffering from cholera.
  • Same as choleraic. Syd. Soc. Lex.

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

  • adj. quickly aroused to anger
  • adj. characterized by anger
  • adj. easily moved to anger

Etymologies

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

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