[bil-yuh s] /ˈbɪl yəs/
Physiology, Pathology. pertaining to or to an excess secretion of .
Pathology. suffering from, caused by, or attended by trouble with the or liver.
peevish; irritable; cranky.
extremely unpleasant or distasteful:
a long scarf of bright, bilious green.
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
1540s, “pertaining to bile, biliary,” from French bilieux, from Latin biliosus “pertaining to bile,” from bilis (see bile). Meaning “wrathful, peevish, ill-tempered” (as people afflicted with an excess of bile were believed to be) is attested from 1560s. This is the main modern sense in English and French; the more literal meaning being taken up by biliary. Related: Biliousness.
bilious bil·ious (bĭl’yəs)
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