Atrabilious meaning

-bĭlē-ər
Inclined to melancholy.
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Having a peevish disposition; surly.
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Melancholy, morose, cross, etc.
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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)

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Origin of atrabilious

  • From Latin ātra bīlis black bile (translation of Greek melankhōliā) ātra black āter- in Indo-European roots bīlis bile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ātra bīlis (“black bile”), from āter (“dark, black”), + bīlis (“bile”). Then the adjective suffix -ous (“full of”) was added.

    From Wiktionary