- Bilious" derives from the French "bilieux," which in turn came from "bilis," the Latin term for "bile.") Biliousness was generally laid to high living. The "cure" was moderation and frequent visits to the doctor.
* * *An imprecisely delineated congestive disturbance with anorexia, coated tongue, constipation, headache, dizziness, pasty complexion, and, rarely, slight jaundice; assumed to result from hepatic dysfunction.
* * *bil·ious·ness (bilґyəs-nis) a symptom complex formerly attributed to excessive secretion of bile, consisting of nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache, and constipation.
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Biliousness — Bil ious*ness, n. The state of being bilious. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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biliousness — noun see bilious … New Collegiate Dictionary
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biliousness — noun The state of being bilious … Wiktionary
biliousness — bilÂ·iousÂ·ness || bÉªlÉªÉ™snÉªs n. excess secretion of bile; problems which result from excess secretions of bile; bitterness, ill temper … English contemporary dictionary
biliousness — bil·ious·ness … English syllables
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