choleric (adj.) Old form(s): cholericke , Chollericke
inclined to anger, hot-tempered, irascible
2H6 I.ii.51[Duchess to Gloucester] Are you so choleric / With Eleanor, for telling but her dream?
JC IV.iii.43[Brutus to Cassius] Go show your slaves how choleric you are
KL I.i.298[Gonerill to Regan, of Lear] must we look from his age to receive ... the unruly waywardness that infirm and choleric years bring with them
TS IV.i.160[Petruchio to Katherina] ourselves are choleric [i.e. we are hot-tempered by nature]
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