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CHOLERIC TEMPERAMENT

One of the four classic temperaments, characterized by irritability and bad temper. A familiar term to Catholic spiritual writers. Choleric personalities have to struggle with their natural tendency to anger at the least provocation. (Etym. Latin cholera, bile.)

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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