[ kol-er ]
/ ˈkɒl ər /


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


Origin of choler

1350–1400; Middle English colera < Medieval Latin, Latin cholera < Greek choléra cholera Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for choler


/ (ˈkɒlə) /


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

Word Origin for choler

C14: from Old French colère, from Medieval Latin cholera, from Latin: jaundice, cholera
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Medicine definitions for choler



Anger; irritability.
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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