from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or containing bile; biliary.
- adj. Characterized by an excess secretion of bile.
- adj. Relating to, characterized by, or experiencing gastric distress caused by a disorder of the liver or gallbladder.
- adj. Appearing as if affected by such a disorder; sickly.
- adj. Resembling bile, especially in color: a bilious green.
- adj. Having a peevish disposition; ill-humored.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Suffering from real or supposed liver disorder, thus making one ill-natured.
- adj. Of or pertaining to something containing or consisting of bile.
- adj. Irritable or bad tempered; irascible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the bile.
- adj. Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with an excess of bile; ; dependent on, or characterized by, an excess of bile.
- adj. Choleric; passionate; ill tempered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to, or partaking of the nature of, bile.
- In pathology, noting, subject to, or characterized by a disordered condition of the system, once supposed to depend on a derangement of the secretion of bile, marked by anorexia, furred tongue, a bad taste in the mouth, dull headache, drowsiness, disturbed sleep, with general malaise and depression.
- Suffering from biliousness.
- Figuratively, choleric; testy; cross.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. irritable as if suffering from indigestion
- adj. relating to or containing bile
- adj. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
From Latin bīliōsus ("full of bile"), from bīlis ("bile") + -ōsus ("full of"). (Wiktionary)