Livid



[liv-id] /ˈlɪv ɪd/

adjective
1.
having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc., as the face, flesh, hands, or nails.
2.
dull blue; dark, grayish-blue.
3.
enraged; furiously angry:
Willful stupidity makes me absolutely livid.
4.
feeling or appearing strangulated because of strong emotion.
5.
reddish or flushed.
6.
deathly pale; pallid; ashen:
Fear turned his cheeks livid for a moment.
/ˈlɪvɪd/
adjective
1.
(of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
2.
of a greyish tinge or colour: livid pink
3.
(informal) angry or furious
adj.

early 15c., “of a bluish-leaden color,” from Middle French livide and directly from Latin lividus “of a bluish color, black and blue,” figuratively “envious, spiteful, malicious,” from livere “be bluish,” earlier *slivere, from PIE *sliwo-, suffixed form of root *(s)leie- “bluish” (cf. Old Church Slavonic and Russian sliva “plum;” Lithuanian slywas “plum;” Old Irish li, Welsh lliw “color, splendor,” Old English sla “sloe”). The sense of “furiously angry” (1912) is from the notion of being livid with rage.

livid liv·id (lĭv’ĭd)
adj.
Having a black-and-blue or a leaden or ashy-gray color, as in discoloration from a contusion, congestion, or cyanosis.
li·vid’i·ty or liv’id·ness n.

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