bil·ious [bil-yuh s] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
|| Physiology, Pathology. pertaining to bile or to an excess secretion of bile.
||Pathology. suffering from, caused by, or attended by trouble with the bile or liver.
||peevish; irritable; cranky.
||extremely unpleasant or distasteful: a long scarf of bright, bilious green.
< L b?li?sus. See bile, -ous
—Synonyms 3. grumpy, crabby, cross, grouchy, dyspeptic.
Short Definition: Crabby
I’m always a bit bilious in the morning until after my first cup of coffee.
Scrooge’s bilious nature is well known.
Billy Goat > Crabby ; I imagine a billy goat at a seafood restaurant who goes crazy, butting everyone in sight, whenever he hears the word, “crab.” Note: It’s tempting on a word like this to think, “bilious reminds me of billy goat, and billy goats are grumpy, so there’s no need to come up with a mnemonic.” It will stick with you much longer if you go ahead and do a complete mnemonic.