Melancholy or irritable: an atrabilious old man
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of atrabilious in:
- The US English dictionary