[syn: yellow bile, choler]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Choler \Chol"er\, n. [OE. coler, F. col[`e]re anger, L. cholera
a bilious complaint, fr. Gr. ? cholera, fr. ?, cholh`, bile.
See Gall, and cf. Cholera.]
1. The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: an irritable petulant feeling [syn: irritability,
crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness,
2: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real
or supposed grievance [syn: anger, choler, ire]
3: a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver
and to cause irritability and anger [syn: yellow bile,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
32 Moby Thesaurus words for "choler":
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