1、bili- + -ous.
- bilious (adj.)
- 1540s, "pertaining to bile, biliary," from French bilieux, from Latin biliosus "pertaining to bile," from bilis (see bile). Meaning "wrathful, peevish, ill-tempered" (as people afflicted with an excess of bile were believed to be) is attested from 1560s. This is the main modern sense in English and French; the more literal meaning being taken up by biliary. Related: Biliousness.
- 1. She is suffering a bilious attack.
- 2. a bilious green dress
- 3. He was a bilious old gentleman.
- 4. His speech was a bilious, rancorous attack on young people.
- 5. I feel a little bilious after last night's dinner.
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