WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
liv•id /ˈlɪvɪd/USA pronunciation
adj. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
- having a discolored, bluish, bruised appearance.
furiously angry:Her insulting remark made him livid.
- having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc., as the face, flesh, hands, or nails.
- dull blue;
furiously angry:Willful stupidity makes me absolutely livid.
- feeling or appearing strangulated because of strong emotion.
- reddish or flushed.
- deathly pale; pallid;
ashen:Fear turned his cheeks livid for a moment.
liv′id•ness, li•vid′i•ty, n.
- Latin līvidus black and blue, equivalent. to līv(ēre) to be livid (akin to Welsh lliw color) + -idus -id4
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livid /ˈlɪvɪd/ adj
Etymology: 17th Century: via French from Latin līvidus, from līvēre to be black and blueˈlividly adv ˈlividness, liˈvidity n
- (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
- of a greyish tinge or colour: livid pink
- informal angry or furious
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