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livid

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adjective liv·id \ˈli-vəd\

Simple Definition of livid

  • : very angry

  • : having a dark purplish color

Full Definition of livid

  1. 1 :  discolored by bruising :  black-and-blue <the livid traces of the sharp scourges — Abraham Cowley>

  2. 2 :  ashen, pallid <this cross, thy livid face, thy pierced hands and feet — Walt Whitman>

  3. 3 :  reddish <a fan of gladiolas blushed livid under the electric letters — Truman Capote>

  4. 4 :  very angry :  enraged <was livid at his son's disobedience>

li·vid·i·ty play \li-ˈvi-də-tē\ noun
liv·id·ness play \ˈli-vəd-nəs\ noun

Examples of livid

  1. <the boss was livid when yet another deadline was missed>

  2. <her face was livid with fear>



Origin of livid

French livide, from Latin lividus, from livēre to be blue; akin to Welsh lliw color and probably to Russian sliva plum


First Known Use: 1622


LIVID Defined for Kids

livid

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adjective liv·id \ˈli-vəd\

Definition of livid

  1. 1 :  very angry

  2. 2 :  pale as ashes <Her face was livid with fear.>

  3. 3 :  discolored by bruising <His cheek was livid.>




Medical Dictionary

livid

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adjective liv·id \ˈliv-əd\

Medical Definition of livid

  1. :  discolored by bruising :  black-and-blue




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