choleric (adj.) Old form(s): cholerike, Chollericke
irritable, angry, enraged
CE II.ii.67[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, advising him not to eat meat] Lest it make you choleric
JC IV.iii.43[Brutus to Cassius] Go show your slaves how choleric you are [also: sense 1]
MM II.ii.130[Isabella to Angelo] That in the captain's but a choleric word / Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy
Per IV.vi.165[Marina to Boult] To the choleric fisting of every rogue / Thy ear is liable
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