livid: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (liv'id), [key]
— adj.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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