Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being livid (dark or pallid).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lividity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as lividity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

Etymologies

livid +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The suggestion for its replacement was "lividness".

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • Instead, without explanation, this Puritanical pest, for which I paid a great deal of money, routinely modifies the most important word in my lexicon of lividness to "He'll".

    One For The Table: "What the He'll?"

  • He raises his eyes and beholds only the lividness of the clouds.

    Les Miserables

  • That ivory paleness which had been so characteristic a trait of Charles, and had added at once to the melancholy and majesty of his face, was now of a yellow waxen colour, which might be said to increase from minute to minute in lividness of hue.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846

  • The lividness had almost gone off it, remaining only here and there on the temples, on the nose, and between the eyes, in party-coloured, uneven, serpentine spots.

    Yama: the pit

  • She saw the face pale to lividness and the lips stiffen, but except for that, the man made no movement, and for some ten seconds he did not speak.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

  • "What do you think of him now?" they seemed to ask, and rising to her feet, she met him with a smile, ghastly perhaps with the lividness of the shadows through which she had been groping, but encouraging withal and soothing beyond measure to his anxious and harassed soul.

    Dark Hollow

  • Coombe's still countenance was so deadly in the slow lividness, which Mademoiselle saw began to manifest itself, that she caught his sleeve with a shaking hand.

    The Head of the House of Coombe

  • It was not the waxen hue of the convalescent, not the lifeless grey of the perfume-or snuff-maker, it was a prison pallor of a bloodless lividness unknown today, the ghastly complexion of a wretch of the Middle Ages shut up till death in a damp, airless, pitch-dark

    Là-bas

  • A blackness passing to lividness crossed his face.

    The Tragic Comedians — Complete

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