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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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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.)