livid

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 /ˈlɪvɪd/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
liv•id /ˈlɪvɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having a discolored, bluish, bruised appearance.
  2. enraged;
    furiously angry:Her insulting remark made him livid.
liv•id•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
liv•id  (livid), 
adj. 
  1. having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc., as the face, flesh, hands, or nails.
  2. dull blue;
    dark, grayish-blue.
  3. enraged;
    furiously angry:Willful stupidity makes me absolutely livid.
  4. feeling or appearing strangulated because of strong emotion.
  5. reddish or flushed.
  6. deathly pale; pallid;
    ashen:Fear turned his cheeks livid for a moment.
Etymology:
  • Latin līvidus black and blue, equivalent. to līv(ēre) to be livid (akin to Welsh lliw color) + -idus -id4
  • 1615–25
livid•ly, adv. 
livid•ness, li•vidi•ty, n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

livid /ˈlɪvɪd/ adj
  1. (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
  2. of a greyish tinge or colour: livid pink
  3. informal angry or furious
Etymology: 17th Century: via French from Latin līvidus, from līvēre to be black and blue

ˈlividly adv ˈlividness, liˈvidity n



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