Definition of choleric passion in US English:

choleric passion


  • 1An emotion or trait believed to be determined by the humour choler (now historical); anger, bad temper; a fit of this.

  • 2Medicine disease attributed to an excess of choler, specifically = "cholera morbus" (now historical).


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. After post-classical Latin cholerica passio; compare Middle French colerique passion.