- causing biliousness.
- cholera morbus,
- choleraic diarrhea,
Origin of choleric
Examples from the Web for choleric
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 Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a strong and a choleric generation, but we did some things for which the world should thank us.Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker|S. Weir Mitchell
And so do those of contrary complexions; for that which is too much for a phlegmatic man, is not sufficient for a choleric.
Besides, I am credibly informed he is choleric and rash, so that he may be concerned in a duel.The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I|Tobias Smollett
The choleric face which Mr Meagles turned upon him smoothed when he saw who it was, and he put out his friendly hand.Little Dorrit|Charles Dickens
The choleric Valentina was the author of this attack, and in less than a minute she had overwhelmed them with blows.The Fourth Estate, vol. 2|Armando Palacio Valds
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.