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bilious

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A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [bɪliəs]

Etymology

From bile, from Latin bilis, + adjective suffix -ous, "full of", from Latin adjective suffix -osus, "full of".

Adjective

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Positive
bilious

Comparative
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  1. Suffering from real or supposed liver disorder, thus making one ill-natured.
  2. Of or pertaining to something containing or consisting of bile.
  3. Irritable or bad tempered: irascible.
    The students had learned not to ask questions of the bilious professor.

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