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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 have asked the headsman of Bethune," he said, his voice hoarse and his face livid with passion and grief.
His captor was Burton Duff, the jailer, as white as death and bearing upon his brow the livid mark of the iron bar.
At midnight, with a beating heart, trembling hands, and a livid countenance, he descended from the tree, took a ladder, leaned it against the wall, mounted it to the last step but one, and listened.
The beams of the cold northern moon, mingling strangely with the dawning light, clothe the snowy plains in hues of livid gray.
It was of a livid chalky white, and with something set and rigid about it which was shockingly unnatural.
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.
White and livid was his tense drawn face, but he spoke no word.
And now Thwackum, having first darted some livid lightning from his fiery eyes, began to thunder forth, "Fie upon it
My brother, who made you his heir, died in three hours of a strange disorder which left livid traces all over the body.
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.
Then I stopped once more, for the crawling multitude of crabs had disappeared, and the red beach, save for its livid green liverworts and lichens, seemed lifeless.
The nursery grounds were everywhere crimson with the weed, a wide expanse of livid colour cut with purple shadows, and very painful to the eye.