Meaning of choleric passion in 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.