a. very melancholic; hypochondriac.

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  • Atrabilious — At ra*bil ious, a. Melancholic or hypochondriac; atrabiliary. Dunglision. [1913 Webster] A hard faced, atrabilious, earnest eyed race. Lowell. [1913 Webster] He was constitutionally atrabilious and scornful. Froude. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atrabilious — index deplorable, disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • atrabilious — 1650s, from L. atra bilis, translating Gk. melankholia black bile (see MELANCHOLY (Cf. melancholy); also Cf. BILE (Cf. bile)). Atra is fem. of ater black, dark, gloomy, perhaps related to root of ATROCITY (Cf. atrocity). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • atrabilious — hypochondriac, *melancholic, melancholy Analogous words: morose, glum, saturnine, crabbed, *sullen: *despondent , hopeless, forlorn: depressed, dejected, gloomy (see corresponding nouns at SADNESS) Antonyms: blithe Contrasted words: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • atrabilious — [a΄trə bil′ē əra΄trə bil′ē əs, a΄′trəbil′yəs] adj. [< L atra bilis, black bile; sp. after BILIOUS: cf. MELANCHOLY] melancholy, morose, cross, etc.: also atrabiliar [a΄trə bil′ē ər] …   English World dictionary

  • atrabilious — adjective a) characterized by melancholy Do we listen to pop music because of atrabiliousness, or are we atrabilious because we listen to pop music? (High Fidelity magazine paraphrase) b) ill natured; malevolent …   Wiktionary

  • atrabilious bilious dyspeptic liverish — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • atrabilious — adjective Etymology: Latin atra bilis black bile Date: 1651 1. given to or marked by melancholy ; gloomy 2. ill natured, peevish • atrabiliousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atrabilious — atrabiliousness, n. /a treuh bil yeuhs/, adj. 1. gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid. 2. irritable; bad tempered; splenetic. Also, atrabiliar. [1645 55; < L atra bili(s) black bile + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • atrabilious — adj. tending to be depressed, having a bad temper, quarrelsome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atrabilious — [ˌatrə bɪlɪəs] adjective literary melancholy or ill tempered. Derivatives atrabiliousness noun Origin C17: from L. atra bilis black bile , translation of Gk melankholia melancholy , + ious …   English new terms dictionary

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