Choler definition

kŏlər, kōlər
(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.
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Anger; irritability.
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Anger; irritability.
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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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(obsolete) The quality and condition of being bilious.
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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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(obsolete) The quality and condition of being bilious.
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One of the four humours of ancient physiology, also known as yellow bile.
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(now rare) Anger or ill humor.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of choler - choller

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
choler
Plural:
cholers

Origin of choler

  • Middle English colre from Old French from Latin cholera cholera, jaundice from Greek kholera from kholē bile ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French colere (“bile, anger”), from Latin cholera (“bilious disease”), from Ancient Greek χολή (kholē, “bile”).

    From Wiktionary