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English adjective: livid

1. livid anemic looking from illness or emotion

SamplesA 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.
Lips white with terror.
A face white with rage.

Synonymsashen, blanched, bloodless, white

Similarcolorless, colourless

Antonymscolorful, colourful

2. livid (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity

SamplesLivid lightning streaked the sky.
A thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day.



3. livid furiously angry

SamplesWillful stupidity makes him absolutely livid.


Domain usagecolloquialism


4. livid discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin

SamplesBeaten black and blue.
Livid bruises.




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