Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
  • adjective Ashen or pallid.
  • adjective Extremely angry; furious.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Black and blue,like a contusion.
  • In zoology, pale purplish-brown, more or less translucent, resembling the color of a bruised surface of flesh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh may be from a contusion.
  • adjective Extremely angry; enraged; infuriated.
  • adjective Pallid; ashen; -- of the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective informal Furiously angry.
  • adjective Having a dark, bluish appearance.
  • adjective Pallid.

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

  • adjective discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin
  • adjective furiously angry
  • adjective anemic looking from illness or emotion
  • adjective (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English livide, from Old French, from Latin līvidus, from līvēre, to be bluish; see sleiə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin līvidus ("blueish, livid; envious"), from līveō ("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 ("plum").

Examples

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  • I get livid at people who are rulesy, officious, or downright stubborn in the face of good advice. I use bad grammer beacuse I WANT to, not beacuse I can't help It.

    "So they say you're trouble boy

    Because you like to destroy

    All the things that bring idiots joy

    Well what's wrong with a little destruction"

    please don't be a pedant

    December 6, 2006

  • exactically!!

    August 15, 2009

  • “Stop! That is not spoken correcitically.�? – The Caterpillar

    August 15, 2009