Definitions

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

  • adj. Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue.
  • adj. Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock.
  • adj. Extremely angry; furious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Furiously angry.
  • adj. Having a dark, bluish appearance.
  • adj. Pallid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

Etymologies

Middle English livide, from Old French, from Latin līvidus, from līvēre, to be bluish.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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"). (Wiktionary)

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

    August 15, 2009

  • exactically!!

    August 15, 2009

  • 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