1. The bile; -- formerly supposed to be the seat and cause of irascibility. [Obs.]
His [Richard Hooker's] complexion . . . was sanguine, with a mixture of choler; and yet his motion was slow. --I. Warton.
2. Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
He is rash and very sudden in choler. --Shak.
n 1: an irritable petulant feeling [syn: irritability, crossness,
fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance]
2: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some
real or supposed grievance [syn: anger, ire]
3: a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver
and to cause irritability and anger [syn: yellow bile]