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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.

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livid (liv-id) adj. denoting a bluish colour of the skin, such as that produced locally by a bruise or of the general complexion in cyanosis.

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livid of bluish leaden colour. XVII. — F. livide or L. līvidus, f. līvēre be bluish; see -ID1.