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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.
Historical Examples

Phases of an Inferior Planet Ellen Glasgow
The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4) W. Grant Hague
Saratoga and How to See It R. F. Dearborn
Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1 Elizabeth Bisland
Germany and the Germans Price Collier
Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them Charles David Musgrove
A Book of Burlesques H. L. Mencken
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864 Various
Nervous Breakdowns and How to Avoid Them Charles David Musgrove

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

bil’ious·ness n.


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