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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)

Sense 1bilious [BACK TO TOP]


Relating to or containing bile

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Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


biliary; bilious


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

Sense 2bilious [BACK TO TOP]


Suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress


liverish; livery; bilious


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

Sense 3bilious [BACK TO TOP]


Irritable as if suffering from indigestion


atrabilious; dyspeptic; liverish; bilious


ill-natured (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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