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bilious

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Adjective
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bil=ious

CIDE DICTIONARY

biliousa. [L. biliosus, fr. bilis bile.].
  •  Of or pertaining to the bile.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Choleric; passionate; ill tempered.  Macaulay.  [1913 Webster]
Bilious temperament. See Temperament.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

bilious, adj.
1 affected by a disorder of the bile.
2 bad-tempered.

Derivative
biliously adv. biliousness n.
Etymology
L biliosus f. bilis bile

THESAURUS

bilious

allergic, anemic, angry, apoplectic, arthritic, bad-tempered, bitter, cancerous, chlorotic, choleric, colicky, consumptive, cross, dropsical, dyspeptic, edematous, embittered, encephalitic, epileptic, ill-natured, ill-tempered, jaundiced, laryngitic, leprous, luetic, malarial, malignant, measly, nephritic, neuralgic, neuritic, palsied, paralytic, peevish, petulant, phthisic, pleuritic, pneumonic, pocky, podagric, rachitic, rheumatic, rickety, scorbutic, scrofulous, sour, sour-tempered, soured, tabetic, tabid, testy, tetchy, tubercular, tuberculous, tumorigenic, tumorous, vinegarish, wrathful

ROGET THESAURUS

bilious

Dejection

N dejection, dejectedness, depression, prosternation, lowness of spirits, depression of spirits, weight on the spirits, oppression on the spirits, damp on the spirits, low spirits, bad spirits, drooping spirits, depressed spirits, heart sinking, heaviness of heart, failure of heart, heaviness, infestivity, gloom, weariness, taedium vitae, disgust of life, mal du pays, anhedonia, melancholy, sadness, il penseroso, melancholia, dismals, blues, lachrymals, mumps, dumps, blue devils, doldrums, vapors, megrims, spleen, horrors, hypochondriasis, pessimism, la maladie sans maladie, despondency, slough of Despond, disconsolateness, hope deferred, blank despondency, voiceless woe, prostration of soul, broken heart, despair, cave of despair, cave of Trophonius demureness, gravity, solemnity, long face, grave face, hypochondriac, seek sorrow, self-tormentor, heautontimorumenos, malade imaginaire, medecin tant pis, croaker, pessimist, mope, mopus, affliction, sorry sight, memento mori, damper, wet blanket, Job's comforter, cheerless, joyless, spiritless, uncheerful, uncheery, unlively, unhappy, melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, gloomy, triste, clouded, murky, lowering, frowning, lugubrious, funereal, mournful, lamentable, dreadful, dreary, flat, dull, dull as a beetle, dull as ditchwater, depressing, melancholy as a gib cat, oppressed with melancholy, a prey to melancholy, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, down in one's luck, heavy-hearted, in the dumps, down in the dumps, in the suds, in the sulks, in the doldrums, in doleful dumps, in bad humor, sullen, mumpish, dumpish, mopish, moping, moody, glum, sulky, out of sorts, out of humor, out of heart, out of spirits, ill at ease, low spirited, in low spirits, a cup too low, weary, discouraged, disheartened, desponding, chapfallen, chopfallen, jaw fallen, crest fallen, sad, pensive, penseroso, tristful, dolesome, doleful, woebegone, lacrymose, lachrymose, in tears, melancholic, hypped, hypochondriacal, bilious, jaundiced, atrabilious, saturnine, splenetic, lackadaisical, serious, sedate, staid, stayed, grave as a judge, grave as an undertaker, grave as a mustard pot, sober, sober as a judge, solemn, demure, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, rueful, wan, long-faced, disconsolate, unconsolable, inconsolable, forlorn, comfortless, desolate, desole, sick at heart, soul sick, heart sick, au desespoir, in despair, lost, overcome, broken down, borne down, bowed down, heartstricken, cut up, dashed, sunk, unnerved, unmanned, down fallen, downtrodden, broken-hearted, careworn, with a long face, with tears in one's eyes, sadly, the countenance falling, the heart failing, the heart sinking within one, a plague of sighing and grief, thick-ey'd musing and curs'd melancholy, the sickening pang of hope deferred.


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