Meaning of “choleric” in the English Dictionary

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"choleric" in British English

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cholericadjective

uk /kɒlˈer.ɪk/ us /kəˈler.ɪk/ formal

Examples from literature

  • A lively looking porter stood on the rear platform of a sleeping-car in the Pennsylvania station when a fussy and choleric old man clambered up the steps. 
  • He appears to have been a man of great energy and originality of character, concealing an excellent heart under the roughest manners and most choleric of tempers. 
  • I visualised the choleric blue eye of the Colonel and shuddered. 
  • Jeanne was a choleric person and a miser. 
  • The choleric eyes of the president softened a little, and grew grave as they studied the impassive face of the young man. 

(Definition of “choleric” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)