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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.
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


n (Med) → Gallenkrankheit f, → Gallenleiden nt; (= irritability)Reizbarkeit f; (= sickliness: of colour) → Widerlichkeit f


(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


n. biliosidad, trastorno con síntomas de estreñimiento, dolor de cabeza e indigestión atribuídos a un exceso de secreción biliar.
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.
The roots and seeds are considered anthelmintic and antidiarrheal, and also used for biliousness and in syphilis (Rahman, 2013).
His health, at least from Harte's view, was in shambles and he complained at once of neuralgia, rheumatism, dyspepsia, bronchitis, biliousness, bad teeth and hay fever.