Bil"ious (?), a. [L. biliosus, fr. bilis bile.]

1.

Of or pertaining to the bile.

2.

Disordered in respect to the bile; troubled with and 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.

 

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