gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid.
irritable; bad-tempered; splenetic.
- at·ra·bil·ious·ness, noun
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How to use atrabilious in a sentence
The country has its eye on that knot of atrabilious Liberals whose voice is that of Jacob, but whose hands are the hands of Esau.
It was his wife, Petronille, still young and passing handsome, but of atrabilious and harsh mien.The Iron Trevet or Jocelyn the Champion | Eugne Sue
His appreciation of men, their character, their talents, their designs—all bear the hue of the atrabilious journalist.
Mrs. Croaker, the very reverse of her grumbling, atrabilious husband.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Foreigners and long-haired æsthetes were one and the same thing to my atrabilious instructor.Personality in Literature | Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
British Dictionary definitions for atrabilious
- atrabiliousness, noun
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