- gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid.
- irritable; bad-tempered; splenetic.
Origin of atrabilious
Related Words for atrabiliousgloomy, dispirited, morose, despondent, crestfallen, glum, discouraged, disheartened, drooping, down, black, low, clouded, hurting, sagging, dampened, dashed, dragged, cantankerous, surly
Examples from the Web for atrabilious
Historical Examples of atrabilious
After his conversion he made amends, though he was always the atrabilious faultfinder.Unicorns
Much dining-out doth breed dyspepsia, and atrabilious views are apt to be a leetle lop-sided.
I hold them to be a race of pessimists, recruited amongst beggarly philosophers and knavish, atrabilious theologians.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
The melancholy or atrabilious temperament is of a different character.Curiosities of Medical Experience
J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
It was his wife, Petronille, still young and passing handsome, but of atrabilious and harsh mien.
- rare irritable