The opponents know this deep down, or at least fear it, and that is the true reason for their choleric obsession.
Habitually unable to contain his choleric temper, Kennedy cut loose when addressing his former Harvard chums in 1937.
The old gentleman, choleric as he was, could not face the young girls cool bow and still bully the gate keeper.
The one is amiable and submissive, the other choleric and rebellious.
Lear, we see, is also choleric by temperament—the first of Shakespeare's heroes who is so.
The general disposition was choleric, pugnacious, litigious.
The sedan-chairs, too, were awkward impediments, and choleric people were disposed to fight for the wall.
And as his temperament was choleric there were fellows who were actually afraid of him.
Moreover, he seemed to be a man of choleric temper, and did not brook opposition from any one.
choleric old gentlemen have been roused to frenzy over your misdeeds.
mid-14c., colrik, "bilious of temperament or complexion," from Old French colerique, from Late Latin cholericus, from Greek kholerikos (see choler). Meaning "easily angered, hot-tempered" is from 1580s (from the supposed effect of excess choler); that of "pertaining to cholera" is from 1834.
choleric chol·er·ic (kŏl'ə-rĭk, kə-lěr'ĭk)
Easily angered; bad-tempered.
Showing or expressing anger.