- Suffering from real or supposed liver disorder, thus making one ill-natured.
- Of or pertaining to something containing or consisting of bile.
- Irritable or bad tempered; irascible.
- a bilious old nabob
- 1934 George Orwell, Burmese Days:
- The boarders, sharp-tongued bilious widows, pursued the only man in the establishment, a mild, bald creature who worked in La Samaritaine […] "
suffering from real or supposed liver disorder
of or pertaining to bile