choler

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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  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • choler —   n. anger; bile.    ♦ choleric, a. pertaining to choler; easily angered …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • choler —  soot. CHOLER E , blackened. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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