This man is livid.
When you break an expensive vase on purpose that you know your mother loves, this is an example of a situation where your mom might be livid.
- discolored by a bruise; black-and-blue
- grayish-blue; lead-colored
- pallid; ashen
- dark red in the face; flushed: livid with rage
- very angry; enraged
Origin of livid; from French or L: French livide ; from Classical Latin lividus, akin to livere, to be black and blue ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)l?wos- ; from base an unverified form (s)li-, bluish from source sloe, Old Church Slavonic sliva, plum
- Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
- Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock.
- Extremely angry; furious.
Origin of lividMiddle English livide, from Old French, from Latin l&imacron;vidus, from l&imacron;v&emacron;re, to be bluish; see slei&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- li·vid′i·ty, liv′id·ness
(comparative more livid, superlative most livid)
From Latin lÄ«vidus (“blueish, livid; envious"), from lÄ«veÅ (“be of a bluish color or livid; envy"), from Old Latin *slivere, from Proto-Indo-European *sliwo-, suffixed form of *(s)leie- (“bluish"). Also see Old English sla (“sloe"), Welsh lliw (“splendor, color"), Old Irish li, Lithuanian slywas (“plum"), Russian and Old Church Slavonic ÑÐ»Ð¸Ð²Ð¾Ð²Ñ‹Ð¹ (slivovyj, “plum").