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choleric

chol·er·ic

choleric

 
pronunciation:
ka l rihk [or] k le rihk
part of speech: adjective
definition: having a quick temper; easily angered.
The choleric coach was quick to yell, swear, and eject players from the game.
synonyms:
atrabilious, fiery, hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, peppery, quick-tempered, short-tempered, testy, waspish
antonyms:
mellow, placid
similar words:
bellicose, belligerent, bilious, contentious, crabby, cranky, cross, crusty, edgy, fractious, grouchy, huffy, irritable, peevish, pugnacious, quarrelsome, snappish, splenetic, surly, touchy, volatile
derivations: cholerically (adv.), cholericness (n.)