One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I woke up feeling bilious and with a raging headache’
nauseous, sick, queasy, nauseated, green about the gills, liverish
North American informal barfy
2‘his bilious disposition’
bad-tempered, irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, grumpy, grouchy, crotchety, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, fractious, disagreeable, pettish, crabbed, crabby, waspish, prickly, peppery, touchy, scratchy, crusty, splenetic, shrewish, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, dyspeptic, choleric, liverish, cross-grained
North American informal cranky, ornery
3‘a bilious green and pink colour scheme’
lurid, garish, loud, violent
sickly, nauseating, distasteful, unattractive
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