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After his conversion he made amends, though he was always the atrabilious faultfinder.

Much dining-out doth breed dyspepsia, and atrabilious views are apt to be a leetle lop-sided.

I hold them to be a race of pessimists, recruited amongst beggarly philosophers and knavish, atrabilious theologians.

The melancholy or atrabilious temperament is of a different character.

It was his wife, Petronille, still young and passing handsome, but of atrabilious and harsh mien.

He now sees what a regard they have for the health of the atrabilious South Americans.

A plaintive hail from the rough brick coping of the bund drew his atrabilious attention.

The country has its eye on that knot of atrabilious Liberals whose voice is that of Jacob, but whose hands are the hands of Esau.

His appreciation of men, their character, their talents, their designs—all bear the hue of the atrabilious journalist.

An atrabilious monk in his garret vented his spleen with more than usual acrimony, and the world applauded.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from Latin atra bilis, translating Greek melankholia "black bile" (see melancholy; also cf. bile). Atra is fem. of ater "black, dark, gloomy," perhaps related to root of atrocity. Related: Atrabiliousness.

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