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1. relating to or containing bile;
[syn: bilious, biliary]

2. suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress;
[syn: bilious, liverish, livery]

3. irritable as if suffering from indigestion;
[syn: atrabilious, bilious, dyspeptic, liverish]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bilious \Bil"ious\ (b[i^]l"y[u^]s), a. [L. biliosus, fr. bilis bile.] 1. Of or pertaining to the bile. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. Choleric; passionate; ill tempered. "A bilious old nabob." --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Bilious temperament. See Temperament. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bilious adj 1: relating to or containing bile [syn: bilious, biliary] 2: suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress [syn: bilious, liverish, livery] 3: irritable as if suffering from indigestion [syn: atrabilious, bilious, dyspeptic, liverish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "bilious": allergic, anemic, angry, apoplectic, arthritic, bad-tempered, bitter, cancerous, chlorotic, choleric, colicky, consumptive, cross, dropsical, dyspeptic, edematous, embittered, encephalitic, epileptic, ill-natured, ill-tempered, jaundiced, laryngitic, leprous, luetic, malarial, malignant, measly, nephritic, neuralgic, neuritic, palsied, paralytic, peevish, petulant, phthisic, pleuritic, pneumonic, pocky, podagric, rachitic, rheumatic, rickety, scorbutic, scrofulous, sour, sour-tempered, soured, tabetic, tabid, testy, tetchy, tubercular, tuberculous, tumorigenic, tumorous, vinegarish, wrathful