livid

[liv-id]
adjective
1.
having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc., as the face, flesh, hands, or nails.
2.
dull blue; dark, grayish-blue.
3.
enraged; furiously angry: Willful stupidity makes me absolutely livid.
4.
feeling or appearing strangulated because of strong emotion.
5.
reddish or flushed.
6.
deathly pale; pallid; ashen: Fear turned his cheeks livid for a moment.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin līvidus black and blue, equivalent to līv(ēre) to be livid (akin to Welsh lliw color) + -idus -id4

lividly, adverb
lividness, lividity, noun
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livid (ˈlɪvɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of the skin) discoloured, as from a bruise or contusion
2.  of a greyish tinge or colour: livid pink
3.  informal angry or furious
 
[C17: via French from Latin līvidus, from līvēre to be black and blue]
 
'lividly
 
adv
 
'lividness
 
n
 
li'vidity
 
n

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livid
1622, "of a bluish-leaden color," from M.Fr. livide, from L. lividus, from livere "be bluish," from PIE *(s)liwos-, from base *(s)li- "bluish" (cf. O.C.S., Rus. sliva "plum;" Lith. slywas "plum;" O.Ir. li, Welsh lliw "color, splendor," O.E. sla "sloe"). The sense of "furiously angry" (1912) is from the
notion of being livid with rage.
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livid liv·id (lĭv'ĭd)
adj.
Having a black-and-blue or a leaden or ashy-gray color, as in discoloration from a contusion, congestion, or cyanosis.


li·vid'i·ty or liv'id·ness n.
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Example sentences
Then they fire up the guy, and he explodes in sheets of colored fireworks and
  giant livid gouts of flames.
The rupee is weak, investors are nervous and business folk are livid about red
  tape.
Here she is, bald-lifting the squeaky flap of her white rubber bathing hat to
  tuck out of sight strands of her livid hair.
Patients with terminal pneumonic and septicemic plague would develop livid
  cyanosis and large ecchymoses.
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