Livid Definition

lĭvĭd
adjective
Discolored by a bruise; black-and-blue.
Webster's New World
Grayish-blue; lead-colored.
Webster's New World
Pallid; ashen.
Webster's New World
Very angry; enraged.
Webster's New World
Dark red in the face; flushed.
Livid with rage.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Livid

  • 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

  • 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

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