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Word: choleric

Definition: hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera


Sentences Containing 'choleric'

John W. Draper points out the parallels between the Elizabethan belief in the four humours and the main characters of the play (for example, Tybalt as a choleric).

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