choler

Part of speech: noun

Hastiness of temper.

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Usage examples "choler":

  1. The youth again swore that he knew nothing about it, while Monipodio's choler began to rise, and in a moment flames seemed to dart from his eyes. - "The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes", Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.
  2. Mr Nicholas Forster, fortunately for his own happiness, was of, that peculiar temperament that nothing could completely rouse his anger: he was absent to an excess; and if any language or behaviour on the part of his wife induced his choler to rise, other ideas would efface the cause from his memory; and this hydra of the human bosom, missing the object of its intended attack, again lay down to rest. - "Newton Forster", Frederick Marryat.
  3. This collision roused the choler of both. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).