Definición de atrabilious en inglés:

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atrabilious

Pronunciación: /ˌatrəˈbɪlɪəs/

adjetivo

literary
Melancholy or irritable: an atrabilious old man
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The atrabilious maladies to which artists were supposedly vulnerable included lovesickness and plague.
  • Serena refused to invite the atrabilious Mr. Morne, who could spoil a party just by opening his mouth.
  • When the atrabilious humour is in too much abundance melancholia, characterized by aversion to food, despondency, sleeplessness, irritability, restlessness and depression could result.

Derivados

atrabiliousness

sustantivo

Origen

Mid 17th century (in the sense 'affected by black bile', one of the four supposed cardinal humours of the body, believed to cause melancholy): from Latin atra bilis 'black bile', translation of Greek melankholia 'melancholy', + -ious.

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Saltos de línea: atra|bili¦ous

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