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Definition of "livid" []

  • Discolored, as from a bruise; black-and-blue. (adjective)
  • Ashen or pallid: a face livid with shock. (adjective)
  • Extremely angry; furious. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "livid" in a sentence
  • "The word livid has so long been associated with anger that it has lost its coloration and now means “infuriated.”"
  • "Another thing that makes me crazy and livid is the workshop teachers who pass themselves off as professionals and experts when really they've never worked in the field they're teaching about."
  • "Whereas a Formula 1 car can crash at high speed, leaving the driver uninjured but out of the race, a cyclist who falls from his bike during a stage will almost certainly just get on a fresh bike, covered in livid cuts and bruises."