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 for bilious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

      adj 1: relating to or containing bile [syn: bilious,
      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]

From 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

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