Livid meaning

lĭvĭd
Extremely angry; furious.
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The definition of livid is discolored by a bruise or someone furious with anger.

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.

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Ashen or pallid.

A face livid with shock.

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Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
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Discolored by a bruise; black-and-blue.
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Very angry; enraged.
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Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
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Ashen or pallid.

A face livid with shock.

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(informal) Furiously angry.
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Origin of livid

  • Middle English livide from Old French from Latin līvidus from līvēre to be bluish sleiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lÄ«vidus (“blueish, livid; envious"), from lÄ«veō (“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 сливовый (slivovyj, “plum").

    From Wiktionary