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livid

adjective liv·id \ˈli-vəd\

: very angry

: having a dark purplish color

Full Definition of LIVID

1
:  discolored by bruising :  black-and-blue <the livid traces of the sharp scourges — Abraham Cowley>
2
:  ashen, pallid <this cross, thy livid face, thy pierced hands and feet — Walt Whitman>
3
:  reddish <a fan of gladiolas blushed livid under the electric letters — Truman Capote>
4
:  very angry :  enraged <was livid at his son's disobedience>
li·vid·i·ty \li-ˈvi-də-tē\ noun
liv·id·ness \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

Related to LIVID

Synonyms
angered, apoplectic, ballistic, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, angry, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
Antonyms
angerless, delighted, pleased

Other Color Terms

argentine, cerise, cerulean, cyan, ocher, perse, puce, taupe, vermilion
LIVIDNESS Defined for Kids

livid

adjective liv·id \ˈli-vəd\

Definition of LIVID for Kids

1
:  very angry
2
:  pale as ashes <Her face was livid with fear.>
3
:  discolored by bruising <His cheek was livid.>
Medical Dictionary

livid

adjective liv·id \ˈliv-əd\

Medical Definition of LIVID

:  discolored by bruising :  black-and-blue

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