Part of speech:
(Physiol.) Able to respond to a stimulus
Having eccentric ways; odd.
In a bad-tempered or sulky mood; grumpy
Angered or offended
Characterized by or resulting from anger.
Charged with emotion; spirited:
Easily excited or aroused:
Having a fiery temper; easily made angry
Easily aroused to anger.
Erratic in behavior; unpredictable
A volatile substance
The definition of choleric is easily becoming angry.
Note: Cantankerous is generally used to describe an unpleasant elderly person in a slightly pejorative manner. However, the term can be used to people in general, livestock, and machinery as well.
Chilly, brisk, sharp.
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