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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 ?
and further instancing the known truth that in the case of animals, the young, which may be called the green fruit of the creature, is the better, all con- fessing that when a goat is ripe, his fur doth heat and sore engame his flesh, the which defect, taken in con- nection with his several rancid habits, and fulsome appetites, and godless attitudes of mind, and bilious quality of morals --"
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.
He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks.
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.
It was not alone that the scales descending on the counter made a merry sound, or that the twine and roller parted company so briskly, or that the canisters were rattled up and down like juggling tricks, or even that the blended scents of tea and coffee were so grateful to the nose, or even that the raisins were so plentiful and rare, the almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious, the candied fruits so caked and spotted with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on feel faint and subsequently bilious.
Accordingly we looked in at a baker's window, and after I had made a series of proposals to buy everything that was bilious in the shop, and he had rejected them one by one, we decided in favour of a nice little loaf of brown bread, which cost me threepence.
Miss Sarah," said Joe, "she have twenty-five pound perannium fur to buy pills, on account of being bilious.
Naseby appeared, with stooping shoulders and a heavy, bilious countenance, languidly rising to the trot.
This excess of bilious humor could not be attributed to play; for unlike Porthos, who accompanied the variations of chance with songs or oaths, Athos when he won remained as unmoved as when he lost.
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.
On one side, there were the variegated tints of collared and marbled meats, set off by bright green leaves, the pale brown of glazed pies, the rich tones of sauces and bottled fruits enclosed in their veil of glass-- altogether a sight to bring tears into the eyes of a Dutch painter; and on the other, there was a predominance of the more delicate hues of pink, and white, and yellow, and buff, in the abundant lozenges, candies, sweet biscuits and icings, which to the eyes of a bilious person might easily have been blended into a faery landscape in Turner's latest style.
He knew but two types of Methodist--the ecstatic and the bilious.