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Meaning of BILIOUS

Pronunciation:  'bilyus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  irritable as if suffering from indigestion
  2. [adj]  suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
  3. [adj]  relating to or containing bile
 

BILIOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: atrabilious, biliary, dyspeptic, ill, ill-natured, liverish, livery, sick
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bil"ious\ (b[i^]l"y[u^]s), a. [L. biliosus, fr. bilis
bile.]
1. Of or pertaining to the bile.

2. Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with an excess
   of bile; as, a bilious patient; dependent on, or
   characterized by, an excess of bile; as, bilious symptoms.

3. Choleric; passionate; ill tempered. ``A bilious old
   nabob.'' --Macaulay.

{Bilious temperament}. See {Temperament}.

 
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