Saturday, December 22, 2001
Definitions for bilious
- Of or pertaining to bile.
- Marked by an excess secretion of bile.
- Pertaining to, characterized by, or affected by gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver.
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Citations for bilious
Most arresting of all, his normally gray elephant hide has changed to a bilious shade of green.
Warm and diplomatic in manner, devoted to his wife and sons, Rich at 52 fits the stereotype of the bilious, bitter critic in only one particular: He didn't have a happy childhood.
Origin of bilious
Bilious derives from Latin biliosus, from bilis, "bile."