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bil·ious

 (bĭl′yəs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or containing bile; biliary.
2.
a. Characterized by an excess secretion of bile.
b. Relating to, characterized by, or experiencing gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gallbladder.
c. Appearing as if affected by such a disorder; sickly.
3. Resembling bile, especially in color: a bilious green.
4. Having a peevish disposition; ill-humored.

bil′ious·ly adv.
bil′ious·ness n.

bilious

(ˈbɪlɪəs)
adj
1. (Physiology) of or relating to bile
2. (Pathology) affected with or denoting any disorder related to excess secretion of bile
3. informal (esp of colours) extremely distasteful; nauseating: a bilious green.
4. informal bad-tempered; irritable
[C16: from Latin bīliōsus full of bile1]
ˈbiliousness n

bil•ious

(ˈbɪl yəs)

adj.
1. pertaining to bile or to excess secretion of bile.
2. suffering from or caused or attended by trouble with the bile or liver.
3. peevish; irritable; cranky.
4. unattractive: a bilious green scarf.
[1535–45; < Latin bīliōsus]
bil′ious•ly, adv.
bil′ious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bilious - relating to or containing bilebilious - relating to or containing bile  
2.bilious - suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distressbilious - suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
3.bilious - irritable as if suffering from indigestionbilious - irritable as if suffering from indigestion
ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

bilious

adjective
1. gaudy, flash (informal), loud, garish, glaring, vulgar, brash, tacky (informal), flashy, lurid, tasteless, naff (Brit. slang), brassy the bilious green overstuffed sofas
2. sick, nauseated, queasy, out of sorts, nauseous, liverish She appears to be suffering a bilious attack.
3. (Informal) bad-tempered, cross, angry, nasty, irritable, edgy, grumpy, touchy, petulant, ill-tempered, irascible, cantankerous, tetchy, ratty (Brit. & N.Z. informal), testy, chippy (informal), short-tempered, grouchy (informal), peevish, crabby, choleric, splenetic, crotchety, ill-humoured a bilious, rancorous attack
Translations
صفراوي، صَفْراوي، خاصٌّ بالصّفراء
žluč ový
galde-
epe-
önugur, ergilegur
žlčový

bilious

[ˈbɪlɪəs]
A. ADJ
1. (= horrid) [colour] → bilioso
2. (= sick) [person] → bilioso
3. (= irritable) → bilioso
4. (Med) to be or feel bilioussentirse revuelto
B. CPD bilious attack Ncólico m bilioso

bilious

[ˈbɪlɪəs]
adj
[yellow, green, shade] → bilieux/euse
(fig) [remark, outpouring] → maussade, irritablebilious attack ncrise f de foie

bilious

adj
(Med) → Gallen-; bilious attackGallenkolik f
(= irritable)reizbar; he is very biliousihm läuft immer gleich die Galle über (inf)
(= sickly) colourwiderlich; you’re looking a bit biliousSie sind ein bisschen grün um die Nase (inf)

bilious

[ˈbɪlɪəs] adj (Med) → biliare (fig) (irritable) → collerico/a
bilious attack → attacco di bile

bile

(bail) noun
1. a yellowish thick bitter fluid in the liver.
2. anger or irritability.
bilious (ˈbiljəs) adjective
of, or affected by, too much bile. a bilious attack.
ˈbiliousness noun

bil·ious

a. bilioso-a, con exceso de bilis.
References in classic literature ?
Below the hat was a lean, long, sallow face, deeply pitted with the smallpox, and characterized, very remarkably, by eyes of two different colors -- one bilious green, one bilious brown, both sharply intelligent.
Naseby appeared, with stooping shoulders and a heavy, bilious countenance, languidly rising to the trot.
He is a nervous, bilious subject," said Larrey, "and will not recover.
Wrench was a small, neat, bilious man, with a well-dressed wig: he had a laborious practice, an irascible temper, a lymphatic wife and seven children; and he was already rather late before setting out on a four-miles drive to meet Dr.
Wanton avidity, bilious envy, careworn revenge, populace-pride: all these struck mine eye.
He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.
Refinement he did not affect, yet vulgar he could not be called; he was not odd--no quiz--yet he resembled no one else I had ever seen before; his general bearing intimated complete, sovereign satisfaction with himself; yet, at times, an indescribable shade passed like an eclipse over his countenance, and seemed to me like the sign of a sudden and strong inward doubt of himself, his words and actions-an energetic discontent at his life or his social position, his future prospects or his mental attainments--I know not which; perhaps after all it might only be a bilious caprice.
But don't think I'm bilious, for I was never in better health in my life," replied the old gentleman.
One would think you were sick, or bilious, or something.
He had been bilious, but rich men were often bilious, and therefore he had been persuading himself that he was a man of property.
Poor Perry is bilious, and he has not time to take care of himselfhe tells me he has not time to take care of himselfwhich is very sadbut he is always wanted all round the country.
His complexion was pale, not of that deadly pallor which is a kind of neutral beauty, but of a bilious, yellow hue; his colorless hair was short and scarcely extended beyond the circle formed by the hat around his head, and his light blue eyes seemed destitute of any expression.