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bil·ious

(bil'yŭs),
1. Synonym(s): biliary
2. Relating to or characteristic of biliousness.
3. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterized by a quick, irritable temper. Synonym(s): choleric

choleric

(1) Bilious (obsolete usage). 
(2) Irascible; temperamental.

bil·ious

(bil'yŭs)
1. Relating to or characteristic of biliousness.
2. Formerly, denoting a temperament characterized by a quick, irritable temper.
Synonym(s): choleric.
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It has elements of sanguine, choleric, phlegmatic, and melancholic dream-types.
Because of these qualities, canarie wines are good for the elderly and those with cold bodies, and unwholesome for those who are choleric, regardless of age, because they will heat the choleric body too intensely.
Generally given a poor rap in the strongly Choleric intellectual climate of Europe in the middle ages, but with positive qualities of the Ayurvedic Kapha type being entirely relevant.
The Choleric, the Sanguine, the Phlegmatic, the Melancholic, the Extrovert, the Introvert
Of note are the sheer number of paintings on display (25 in all), each subset occupying a different section of the gallery and identified by a corresponding palette: "Melancholic," night-soaked indigos; "Choleric," duskily lit ambers; "Phlegmatic," translucent, chalky whites; and Sanguine, eroticized crimsons.
Particularly worthy of mention are Cumberbateh, who in one charged scene gets across the cruel debt of silence secret servicemen will always owe, and Firth and Hurt, both in particularly choleric, amusing form.
"For instance, the choleric and melancholic types show more emotional volatility with the phlegmatic and sanguine finding it easier to control their emotions.
The choleric Engellau blew his top, felt he had been hoodwinked and promised that Pelle would never be acknowledged as the car's designer.
Elizabeth Taylor in her radiant prime makes Angelina Jolie (the tabloid-appointed pretender to her throne) look like a choleric video-game avatar.
The sanguine participants in the study outperformed the choleric ones who in turn outperformed the melancholic participants.
Readers on Toussaint's side of the Atlantic are familiar with a quite different version of the event, in which the footballers motivation has been depicted as more choleric than melancholic.
case against one of her lovers ensured maximum publicity for their unhappy union), and lastly as a choleric "Squire Firebrand" who, as Jonah Barrington memorably recalled, was generally level-headed except on the "abstract topics of politics, religion, martial law, his wife, the pope, the pretender, the Jesuits, Napper Tandy, and the whipping post." James Kelly, in his engrossing biography of Musgrave, adds much more detail and context to his subject's life and career than had previously been available, and he fleshes out his subject far beyond the caricature that had been handed down.