liv·id / ˈlivid/ • adj. 1. inf. furiously angry: he was livid at being left out.2. (of a color or the skin) having a dark inflamed tinge: his face went livid, then purple. ∎ of a bluish leaden color: livid bruises.DERIVATIVES: li·vid·i·ty / ləˈvidətē/ n. liv·id·ly adv.liv·id·ness n.ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense ‘of a bluish leaden color’): from French livide or Latin lividus, from livere ‘be bluish.’ The sense ‘furiously angry’ dates from the early 20th cent.