choleric
[ kol-er-ik ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Middle English from the Old French cholerique, via Latin from the Greek kholerikos, from kholera "bile or anger"
Synonyms
  • irascible peevish quick-tempered
Antonyms
  • melancholic phlegmatic sanguine
Definition
extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible
Example
A) His choleric disposition was due to him being heartbroken over his breakup. B) She was the opposite of choleric, always in a happy, easygoing mood.
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