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English Dictionary: livid by the DICT Development Group
2 results for livid
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. anemic looking from illness or emotion; "a face turned ashen"; "the invalid's blanched cheeks"; "tried to speak with bloodless lips"; "a face livid with shock"; "lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley; "lips white with terror"; "a face white with rage"
    Synonym(s): ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, white
  2. (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity; "livid lightning streaked the sky"; "a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe
  3. furiously angry; "willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid"
  4. discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin; "beaten black and blue"; "livid bruises"
    Synonym(s): black-and-blue, livid
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Livid \Liv"id\, a. [L. lividus, from livere to be of a blush
      color, to be black and blue: cf. F. livide.]
      Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as
      flesh by contusion. --Cowper.
               There followed no carbuncles, no purple or livid spots,
               the mass of the blood not being tainted. --Bacon.
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