bilious /ˈbɪlɪəs/

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I. adjective

1. affected by or associated with nausea or vomiting

a bilious attack.
2. (of a colour) lurid or sickly

a bilious yellow hue.
3. spiteful; bad-tempered

his bilious temperament.
4.
[Physiology] relating to bile.
II. derivatives

1. biliously
adverb


2. biliousness /ˈbɪlɪəsnəs /
noun


– origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘biliary’): from Latin biliosus, from bilis ‘bile’.

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