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1. Of, relating to, or containing bile; biliary.
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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biliousness - gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladderbiliousness - gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gall bladder
health problem, ill health, unhealthiness - a state in which you are unable to function normally and without pain
2.biliousness - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled angerbiliousness - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
querulousness - the quality of being given to complaining
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[ˈbɪlɪəsnɪs] N (Med) → trastornos mpl biliares
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n (Med) → Gallenkrankheit f, → Gallenleiden nt; (= irritability)Reizbarkeit f; (= sickliness: of colour) → Widerlichkeit f
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(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
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n. biliosidad, trastorno con síntomas de estreñimiento, dolor de cabeza e indigestión atribuídos a un exceso de secreción biliar.
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References in classic literature ?
Mrs Verloc's mother's complexion had become yellow by the effect of age and from a natural predisposition to biliousness, favoured by the trials of a difficult and worried existence, first as wife, then as widow.
Used for digestion and asperients; useful in biliousness and heart of body.
Smoke from the leaves is suggested for eye troubles, but the fruit is said to be indigestible, inducing biliousness, and destroying nails and hair.
It is mentioned in the Ebers Papyrus of ancient Egypt as a cure for marsh fevers and was much praised by the medieval physicians as a treatment for liver complaints, biliousness and general debility.
In "How to Eat Crow on a Cold Sunday Morning", de Hoyos suggests "you start on the wings / nibbling / apologetic-like" before moving to the dry, tough giblets and on to the gall bladder / that green bag of biliousness / wants to gag your throat / in righteous retribution making you wish that you had learned how to eat / a pound of prudence / instead.
Studies have shown that chickpea is beneficial for heart burns, skin diseases, blood disorders, biliousness, liver, spleen and bronchitis (Sastry and Kavathekar, 1990).
We suffered from dyspepsia and various stomach troubles, biliousness, constipation, flatulence and other disturbances, all natural results of such irregular habit.
It is used as medicine for treatment of snake bite, sunstroke, bronchitis, leprosy, skin diseases, blood disorder and biliousness etc.
Pooling and biliousness were still prevalent in this show, but in combination with new elements and processes: warped reflective surfaces thickly coated with pigmented varnishes and, in experiments hazardous to both health and art, lighter fluid and other petroleum-based solvents that variously mutate, damage, or degrade their supports.