choleric

Part of speech: adjective

Irascible.

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Usage examples "choleric":

  1. The singing birds are choleric or sanguine. - "Tales From Two Hemispheres", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.
  2. At the base of the great mine- field which lies across the mouth of the Straits we were hailed by a British patrol boat, whose choleric commander bellowed instructions at us, interlarded with much profanity, through a megaphone. - "The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ægean", Edward Alexander Powell.
  3. Be not too hasty of meats; for excess of meats bringeth sickness, and choleric disease cometh of gluttony. - "The Young Man's Guide", William A. Alcott.