Examples from the Web for bilious
When you show people real human beings, most people don't want to be dismissive and bilious.Where Have These Political Minds Been for the Last Two Years?|Michael Tomasky|August 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I'd already drafted a bitter, bilious, bombastic broadside against the right-wing hacks on the Republican Court.Paul Begala: Damn You, John Roberts, for Upholding Obamacare|Paul Begala|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
GOP is a mummy-wrapped skeleton sitting in its own chilly mausoleum of bilious resentments and creepy sentimentality.
In fact, the GOP is a mummy-wrapped skeleton sitting in its own chilly mausoleum of bilious resentments and creepy sentimentality.
This time his bilious green eye took the initiative, and set his bilious brown eye the example of recovered serenity.No Name|Wilkie Collins
In India it is used in “bilious diseases” and to dissipate all sorts of tumors.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines|T. H. Pardo de Tavera
I've put away so much of that sweet slush now that I'll be bilious for a week.Torchy As A Pa|Sewell Ford
On an average, about 1/5 to 1/4 of the deaths annually occur from bilious remittent, congestive and typhus fever.The South-West|Jonathon Holt Ingraham
There's a kind of imitation of art which isn't art at all,—a morbid, bilious, bad imitation.Thelma|Marie Corelli
British Dictionary definitions for bilious
Word Origin for bilious
Word Origin and History for bilious
1540s, "pertaining to bile, biliary," from French bilieux, from Latin biliosus "pertaining to bile," from bilis (see bile). Meaning "wrathful, peevish, ill-tempered" (as people afflicted with an excess of bile were believed to be) is attested from 1560s. This is the main modern sense in English and French; the more literal meaning being taken up by biliary. Related: Biliousness.