Bilious



Physiology, Pathology. pertaining to bile or to an excess secretion of bile.
Pathology. suffering from, caused by, or attended by trouble with the bile or liver.
peevish; irritable; cranky.
extremely unpleasant or distasteful:
a long scarf of bright, bilious green.
Contemporary Examples

Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding Obamacare Paul Begala June 27, 2012
GOP R.I.P. John Batchelor April 9, 2009
GOP R.I.P. John Batchelor April 9, 2009
Where Have These Political Minds Been for the Last Two Years? Michael Tomasky August 9, 2012

Historical Examples

Mrs. Thompson William Babington Maxwell
Melomaniacs James Huneker
The Scout and Ranger James Pike
Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I Various
Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson

adjective
of or relating to bile
affected with or denoting any disorder related to excess secretion of bile
(informal) (esp of colours) extremely distasteful; nauseating: a bilious green
(informal) bad-tempered; irritable
adj.

bil’ious·ness n.

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