What is the meaning of livid?


  • Anemic looking from illness or emotion.
    • usage: "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"
  • 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
  • Furiously angry.
    • usage: "willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid"
  • Discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin.
    • usage: "beaten black and blue"; "livid bruises"
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