Definition of livid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɪvɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɪvɪd//
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  1. 1extremely angry synonym furious Dad will be livid when he finds out. See related entries: Anger
  2. 2dark bluish-grey in colour a livid bruise
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘of a bluish leaden colour’): from French livide or Latin lividus, from livere ‘be bluish’. The sense ‘furiously angry’ dates from the early 20th cent.Extra examples Her face was livid with anger. He was livid that he hadn’t been invited. She drove home livid with anger.
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