choler

  • 1 Choler — Chol er, n. [OE. coler, F. col[ e]re anger, L. cholera a bilious complaint, fr. Gr. ? cholera, fr. ?, ?, bile. See {Gall}, and cf. {Cholera}.] 1. The bile; formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of irascibility. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 choler — index resentment, umbrage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 choler — (n.) late 14c., bile, as one of the humors, supposed to cause irascibility or temper, from O.Fr. colere bile, anger, from L.L. cholera bile (see CHOLERA (Cf. cholera)) …

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  • 4 choler — [käl′ər] n. [altered (by analogy with L forms) < ME & OFr colre < L cholera: see CHOLERA] 1. Obs. bile: in medieval times yellow bile was considered to be one of the four humors of the body and the source of anger and irritability 2. Now… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 choler — chol|er [ˈkɔlə US ˈka:lər] n [U] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: colère, from Latin cholera disease caused by bile , from Greek, from chole bile ; because bile was thought to cause anger] literary great anger ▪ What had brought on this… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 choler —   n. anger; bile.    ♦ choleric, a. pertaining to choler; easily angered …

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  • 7 choler —  soot. CHOLER E , blackened. North …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 8 choler — noun Etymology: Middle English coler, from Anglo French colre, colere, from Latin cholera cholera, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic yellow bile b. obsolete bile 1a 2 …

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  • 9 choler — /kol euhr/, n. 1. irascibility; anger; wrath; irritability. 2. Old Physiol. See yellow bile. 3. Obs. biliousness. [1350 1400; ME colera < ML, L cholera < Gk choléra CHOLERA] * * * …

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  • 10 choler — noun a) Anger or irritability. b) One of the of ancient physiology, also known as yellow bile. Syn: wrath, rage, fury, passion, ire, gall …

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  • 11 choler — Synonyms and related words: acerbity, acid, acidity, acidulousness, acrimony, anger, animosity, asperity, bad humor, bad temper, bile, biliousness, bitter resentment, bitterness, bitterness of spirit, causticity, corrosiveness, discontent, gall,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 choler — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility: anger, indignation, irateness, ire. See FEELINGS …

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  • 13 choler — collar …

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  • 14 choler — chol·er || kÉ’lÉ™ n. sudden irritability, sudden anger …

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  • 15 choler — [ kɒlə] noun 1》 (in medieval science and medicine) one of the four bodily humours, identified with bile, believed to be associated with a peevish or irascible temperament. 2》 archaic anger or irascibility. Origin ME: from OFr. colere, from L.… …

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  • 16 choler — «a (G). The cholera …

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  • 17 choler — n. 1. Bile. 2. Anger, wrath, ire, fury, rage, spleen, exasperation. See anger …

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  • 18 choler — noun (U) literary bad temper …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 choler — chol·er …

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  • 20 choler — chol•er [[t]ˈkɒl ər[/t]] n. 1) irascibility; anger; wrath; irritability 2) yellow bile 3) med Obs. biliousness • Etymology: 1350–1400; < ML, L, Gk cholera …

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