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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: bilieux, from Latin biliosus, from bilis; BILE

bilious

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
bil‧i‧ous
1MI feeling as if you might vomit:
She felt a bilious attack coming on.
2 very unpleasant:
bilious green walls
3 literary bad-tempered
biliousness noun [uncountable]

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