livid

If you're livid, you're furious, in a black cloud of anger. The Latin root this word comes from means "bluish-gray" or "slate-colored," and you can also use livid to describe the color, such as a livid bruise or a livid sea.

Livid, even when it means "bluish-gray," has the sense of something not quite right. If the sky is livid, there's something ominous about it. Similarly, if your skin is livid, there's something wrong — you're either covered with bruises or you're at death's door, anemic and ashen. But livid is used most often to describe fury. What if you waited in line 15 hours and the person in front of you got the last seat for the hottest concert of the summer? You'd be livid!

Primary Meanings of livid

1.
adj
furiously angry
2.
adj
anemic looking from illness or emotion
3.
adj
(of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
Full Definitions of livid
1

adj furiously angry

“willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid
Synonyms:
angry
feeling or showing anger
2

adj anemic looking from illness or emotion

“a face livid with shock”
“"lips... livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley”
Synonyms:
ashen, blanched, bloodless, white
colorless, colourless
weak in color; not colorful

adj discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin

livid bruises”
Synonyms:
black-and-blue
injured
harmed
3

adj (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”
Synonyms:
light
characterized by or emitting light

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