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liv·id

 (lĭv′ĭd)
adj.
1. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
2. Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock.
3. Extremely angry; furious.

[Middle English livide, from Old French, from Latin līvidus, from līvēre, to be bluish; see sleiə- in Indo-European roots.]

li·vid′i·ty, liv′id·ness n.
liv′id·ly adv.

livid

(ˈlɪvɪd)
adj
1. (Pathology) (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
2. (Colours) of a greyish tinge or colour: livid pink.
3. informal angry or furious
[C17: via French from Latin līvidus, from līvēre to be black and blue]
ˈlividly adv
ˈlividness, liˈvidity n

liv•id

(ˈlɪv ɪd)

adj.
1. having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc.
2. dull blue; dark, grayish blue.
3. enraged; furiously angry: Carelessness makes me absolutely livid.
4. reddish or flushed.
5. deathly pale; pallid; ashen: Fear turned his cheeks livid.
[1615–25; < Latin līvidus=līv(ēre) to be livid + -idus -id4]
liv′id•ly, adv.
liv′id•ness, li•vid′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.livid - anemic looking from illness or emotionlivid - anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.livid - (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity; "livid lightning streaked the sky"; "a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe
light - characterized by or emitting light; "a room that is light when the shutters are open"; "the inside of the house was airy and light"
3.livid - furiously angry; "willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
4.livid - discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skinlivid - discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin; "beaten black and blue"; "livid bruises"
injured - harmed; "injured soldiers"; "injured feelings"

livid

adjective
2. discoloured, angry, purple, bruised, black-and-blue, contused The scarred side of his face was a livid red.

livid

adjective
Translations

livid

[ˈlɪvɪd] ADJ
1. (= furious) → furioso, furibundo
to be livid about or at sthestar furioso por algo, estar furibundo por algo
2. (= purple) [bruise, scar] → amoratado; [colour, sky] → morado
his face was lividsu rostro estaba lívido
to be livid with rageestar lívido de rabia
the sky was a livid blueel cielo era de un azul tirando a morado
the scar was a livid redla cicatriz tenía un color rojo amoratado

livid

[ˈlɪvɪd] adj
(= furious) → furieux/euse, furibond(e)
(= purplish) [scar, wound] → livide; [red, blue] → livide

livid

adj
(inf: = furious) → wütend, fuchsteufelswild (inf) (→ about, at über +acc); he was livid about having to do it himselfer war höchst empört darüber, dass er es selbst machen musste; to be livid with rageeine Stinkwut haben (inf), → fuchsteufelswild sein (inf); he got livid with user hatte eine Stinkwut auf uns (inf)
(= dark purple)dunkelviolett; (= greyish)purpurgrau; livid redpurpurrot; the sky was a livid blueder Himmel war purpurblau

livid

[ˈlɪvɪd] adj
a. (furious) → furioso/a, livido/a di rabbia, furibondo/a
b. (in colour, complexion) → livido/a; (sky) → plumbeo/a; (bruise) → bluastro/a

liv·id

a. lívido-a;
pop. amoratado-a.
References in classic literature ?
I might well have needed that, for with this hard blow of the proof that her eyes were hopelessly sealed I felt my own situation horribly crumble, I felt--I saw--my livid predecessor press, from her position, on my defeat, and I was conscious, more than all, of what I should have from this instant to deal with in the astounding little attitude of Flora.
So powerfully did the whole grim aspect of Ahab affect me, and the livid brand which streaked it, that for the first few moments I hardly noted that not a little of this overbearing grimness was owing to the barbaric white leg upon which he partly stood.
Some sprained shoulders, wrists, and ankles; livid contusions; wrenched harpoons and lances; inextricable intricacies of rope; shattered oars and planks; all these were there; but no fatal or even serious ill seemed to have befallen any one.
Some less fortunate had mutilated themselves or burned themselves, or had brought horrible sores upon themselves with chemicals; you might suddenly encounter upon the street a man holding out to you a finger rotting and discolored with gangrene--or one with livid scarlet wounds half escaped from their filthy bandages.
The first represented clouds low and livid, rolling over a swollen sea: all the distance was in eclipse; so, too, was the foreground; or rather, the nearest billows, for there was no land.
Little Hareton, who followed me everywhere, and was sitting near me on the floor, at seeing my tears commenced crying himself, and sobbed out complaints against 'wicked aunt Cathy,' which drew her fury on to his unlucky head: she seized his shoulders, and shook him till the poor child waxed livid, and Edgar thoughtlessly laid hold of her hands to deliver him.
Her face was livid, and her teeth chattered in her head.
Besides that all secret men are men soon terrified, here were surely cards enough of one black suit, to justify the holder in growing rather livid as he turned them over.
That, and its livid colour, made it horrible; but its horror seemed to be in spite of the face and beyond its control, rather than a part or its own expression.
The other convict was livid to look at, and, in addition to the old bruised left side of his face, seemed to be bruised and torn all over.
Seest thou yon dreary Plain, forlorn and wilde, The seat of desolation, voyd of light, Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful?
I remember him as if it were yesterday, as he came plodding to the inn door, his sea-chest following behind him in a hand-barrow--a tall, strong, heavy, nut-brown man, his tarry pigtail falling over the shoulder of his soiled blue coat, his hands ragged and scarred, with black, broken nails, and the sabre cut across one cheek, a dirty, livid white.