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BILIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bilious mean? 

BILIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective BILIOUS has 3 senses:

1. relating to or containing bile
2. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
3. irritable as if suffering from indigestion

  Familiarity information: BILIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BILIOUS (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or containing bile

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

biliary; bilious

Pertainym:

bile (a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats)


Sense 2bilious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress

Synonyms:

liverish; livery; bilious

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


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Meaning:

Irritable as if suffering from indigestion

Synonyms:

atrabilious; dyspeptic; liverish; bilious

Similar:

ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)


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