lividness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lividness - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)lividness - unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
complexion, skin color, skin colour - the coloring of a person's face
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