bilious bilious  /ˈbɪ li əs/


  1. (adj) irritable as if suffering from indigestion
  2. (adj) suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
  3. (adj) relating to or containing bile


  1. The Federal Trade Commission took a bilious view of these promotional high jinks.
  2. The most disturbing thing about Thomas is not his conclusions, but his twisted reasoning and bilious rage.
  3. The jokes about a paramilitary force that destroys countries it wants to save are a lot less bilious than the ones aimed at the lefty actors.


  • Psychic Teens Stream 'H#TE' With a Side of Filthy Post-Punk

    Philly post-punk outfit Psychic Teens churn out black, bilious rock that owes as much to the gloomy atmospheres of Joy Division as to the gothic clang of Christian Death. The trio who, despite the handle, bill themselves as
    on July 31, 2013     Source: Spin


  1. Helen remembers her own childhood, thinks of "my mother, how she would clean up after me when as a child I had what she called 'a bilious attack.' I remembered her patience in the middle of the night, the precious moments of her attention. . . . In...
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Helen Garner Source: New York Times

  2. "The final nadir in the plunge to defile my wife and me, the last lap in bilious and oafish defamation, and the last and lowest of the animals unleashed against me by News Corporation, was Bower's book," Lord Black says. "It plumbs profound...
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source:

  3. "In Caracas today it often seems as if there were no issues, only bilious anger or unconditional devotion - or gasping bafflement - all provoked by the president," Ms Guillermoprieto said.
    on Nov 24, 2005 By: Alma Guillermoprieto Source:

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