|part of speech:
||having a quick temper; easily angered.
The choleric coach was quick to yell, swear, and eject players from the game.
- atrabilious, fiery, hot-tempered, hotheaded, irascible, peppery, quick-tempered, short-tempered, testy, waspish
- 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
||angry, grumpy, ill-natured, moody, sullen
||cholerically (adv.), cholericness (n.)