What does livid mean?

Definitions for livid
ˈlɪv ɪdlivid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ashen, blanched, bloodless, livid, whiteadjective

    anemic looking from illness or emotion

    "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"

  2. lividadjective

    (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

  3. lividadjective

    furiously angry

    "willful stupidity makes him absolutely livid"

  4. black-and-blue, lividadjective

    discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin

    "beaten black and blue"; "livid bruises"


  1. Lividadjective

    Extremely angry; enraged; infuriated.

  2. Lividadjective

    Pallid; ashen; -- of the skin.


  1. lividadjective

    Furiously angry.

  2. lividadjective

    Having a dark, bluish appearance.

  3. lividadjective


  4. Etymology: From lividus, from liveo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. LIVIDadjective

    Discoloured, as with a blow; black and blue.

    Etymology: lividus, Latin; lividé, French.

    It was a pestilent fever, not seated in the veins or humours, for that there followed no carbuncles, no purple or livid spots, the mass of the blood not being tainted. Francis Bacon.

    Upon my livid lips bestow a kiss:
    O envy not the dead, they feel not bliss! Dryden.

    They beat their breasts with many a bruising blow,
    Till they turn’d livid, and corrupt the snow. Dryden.


  1. livid

    Livid generally refers to a very angry or furious state. It can also describe having a dark bluish-grey color, often used to describe a bruise or a pale, ashen appearance due to an intense emotion like rage or fear.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lividadjective

    black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh by contusion

  2. Etymology: [L. lividus, from livere to be of a blush color, to be black and blue: cf. F. livide.]


  1. Livid

    Livid was an Australian alternative rock music festival held annually from 1989 to 2003. Masterminded by Peter Walsh and Natalie Jeremijenko, the original idea of showcasing both the arts and music in the one event was standardised as late as October/early November from 1991 until 2003. While it has never been officially cancelled, no festivals have been held since 2003 and neither the organisers or promoters have announced any intention to restart Livid in the future. Headline artists for the festival's most recent dates included Linkin Park, The White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2003, Powderfinger and Oasis in 2002, and Butthole Surfers, Billy Bragg and Ash in 2001. The festival began in 1989 with a 1500-strong audience at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Its growing popularity saw it move to Davies Park and later the RNA Showgrounds. Until the establishment of the Homebake festival in 1995, Livid was the only major Australian rock festival apart from the Big Day Out. In 1990, the Livid festival became the first of the recent "touring" festivals when it was held at Harold Park Raceway in Sydney's Glebe. This event was infamous for the non-appearance of Red Head King Pin, whom refused to come out of the toilet in his hotel to appear. An ad-hoc band consisting of members of The Go-Betweens and other musicians reappeared to attempt to quell the crowd. In 2002, the festival attempted a national move and held events in Sydney and Melbourne. Despite the reasonable success of this move, Livid was now in direct competition with Sydney's Homebake festival and the nation-wide Big Day Out, and citing a "scarcity of headline acts on this year’s international festival touring circuit", the event's promoters announced that the show would not he held in 2004. Livid has not been held since, despite initial promises that it would return in 2005.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Livid

    liv′id, adj. black and blue: of a lead colour: discoloured.—ns. Livid′ity, Liv′idness. [Fr.,—L. lividuslivēre, to be of a lead colour.]


  1. Livid

    yellowish gray with a violet tinge: greenish gray.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of livid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of livid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of livid in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Yang:

    Everyone on this stage should be livid about it unless you don’t expect to be mayor, we’re going to be left holding the bag.

  2. Kenny Knight:

    I immediately got in his face about it, before I had the chance to lift a finger, in a matter of seconds, I was grabbed by my shoulder and thrown on the ground. I was livid, I thought I was going to look up and see one of my teammates had thrown me down, but I looked up and saw Tim Beckman staring in my face. I was shocked. I don't think I uttered a word.

  3. Quentin Tarantino:

    ( Reuters/Miramax) Quentin Tarantino toldDeadlineon Monday that Quentin Tarantino did not force Uma Thurman to drive a car nor did Quentin Tarantino angrily confront Uma Thurman as Uma Thurman alleged in her Times story. Quentin Tarantino did admitthat Quentin Tarantino may have rolled Quentin Tarantino eyes and was irritated at Thurman's reservations about doing the scene. Uma Thurman said Quentin Tarantino would not take no for an answer. I ’m sure I was n’t in a rage and I was n’t livid. I did n’t go barging into Uma’s trailer, screaming at Uma Thurman to get into the car, i can imagine maybe rolling my eyes and thinking, we spent all this money taking this stick shift Karmann Ghia and changing the transmission, just for this shot.

  4. Marla Margolis:

    This was simply beyond the pale, i was beyond livid. It's one thing to have a lousy customer service experience and have it end with the disconnection of the call. It's quite another for a call center rep to have taken the following steps to send me this message.

  5. Amelia Earhart:

    Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things Knows not the livid loneliness of fear.

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