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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bilious  \Bil"ious\  (b[i^]l"y[u^]s),  a.  [L.  biliosus  fr  bilis 
  bile.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  bile. 
 
  2.  Disordered  in  respect  to  the  bile;  troubled  with  an  excess 
  of  bile;  as  a  bilious  patient;  dependent  on  or 
  characterized  by  an  excess  of  bile;  as  bilious  symptoms. 
 
  3.  Choleric;  passionate;  ill  tempered.  ``A  bilious  old 
  nabob.''  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Bilious  temperament}.  See  {Temperament}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bilious 
  adj  1:  relating  to  or  containing  bile  [syn:  {biliary}] 
  2:  suffering  from  or  suggesting  a  liver  disorder  or  gastric 
  distress  [syn:  {liverish},  {livery}] 
  3:  irritable  as  if  suffering  from  indigestion  [syn:  {atrabilious}, 
  {dyspeptic},  {liverish}] 




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