choler [kol-er] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for choler on noun

  1. irascibility; anger; wrath; irritability.
  2. Old Physiology. yellow bile.
  3. Obsolete. biliousness.

Origin of choler 1350–1400; Middle English colera Medieval Latin, Latin cholera Greek choléra cholera Related Words for choler anger, ire, bile Examples from the Web for choler Historical Examples of choler

  • Only there is my own choler, which overwhelms me; I fret that I cannot live for a moment happy.

    His Masterpiece

    Emile Zola

  • I am not a patient man, and I am even indiscreet in moments of choler.

    The Suitors of Yvonne

    Raphael Sabatini

  • In his sudden access of choler he forgot his colleagues altogether.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • At this the grief and choler of Alcides blazed forth dark and infuriate.

    The Aeneid of Virgil


  • “What an unfounded assertion,” exclaimed that gentleman in choler.

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • British Dictionary definitions for choler choler noun

    1. anger or ill humour
    2. archaic one of the four bodily humours; yellow bileSee humour (def. 8)
    3. obsolete biliousness

    Word Origin for choler C14: from Old French colère, from Medieval Latin cholera, from Latin: jaundice, cholera Word Origin and History for choler n.

    late 14c., “bile,” as one of the humors, supposed to cause irascibility or temper, from Old French colere “bile, anger,” from Late Latin cholera “bile” (see cholera).

    choler in Medicine choler n.

    1. Anger; irritability.
    2. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, thought to cause anger and bad temper when present in excess.yellow bile

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