black-and-blue livid
injured injured adj. 1. having received an injury;-- usually used of physical or mental injury to persons. Opposite of {uninjured}. [Narrower terms: {abraded, scraped, skinned ; {battle-scarred, scarred}; {bit, bitten, stung ; {black-and-blue, livid ; {bruised, contused, contusioned ; {bruised, hurt, wounded ; {burned}; {cut, gashed, slashed, split ; {disabled, hors de combat, out of action ; {disjointed, dislocated, separated ; {hurt, wounded ; {lacerated, mangled, torn}; {maimed, mutilated ] Also See: {broken}, {damaged}, {damaged}, {impaired}, {unsound}, {wronged}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

2. subjected to an injustice.

Syn: aggrieved. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • black-and-blue — adjective discolored by coagulation of blood beneath the skin beaten black and blue livid bruises • Syn: ↑livid • Similar to: ↑injured • Derivationally related forms: ↑lividness …   Useful english dictionary

  • black and blue — lack and blue, black and blue lack and blueadj. discolored by or as if by bruising; of skin. livid bruises Syn: livid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black-and-blue — lack and blue, black and blue lack and blueadj. discolored by or as if by bruising; of skin. livid bruises Syn: livid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Livid — Liv id (l[i^]v [i^]d), a. [L. lividus, from livere to be of a blush color, to be black and blue: cf. F. livide.] 1. Black and blue; grayish blue; of a lead color; discolored, as flesh may be from a contusion. Cowper. [1913 Webster] There followed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • livid — [liv′id] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr livide < L lividus, akin to livere, to be black and blue < IE * (s)līwos < base * (s)li , bluish > SLOE, OSlav sliva, plum] 1. discolored by a bruise; black and blue 2. grayish blue; lead colored:… …   English World dictionary

  • livid — [adj1] pale, ashen ashy, blanched, bloodless, colorless, discolored, dusky, gloomy, greyish, grisly, leaden, lurid, murky, pallid, pasty, wan, waxen; concept 618 Ant. blushing, brilliant, flushed, radiant, rosy livid [adj2] bruised black and blue …   New thesaurus

  • livid — early 15c., of a bluish leaden color, from M.Fr. livide and directly from L. lividus of a bluish color, black and blue, figuratively envious, spiteful, malicious, from livere be bluish, earlier *slivere, from PIE *sliwo , suffixed form of root *… …   Etymology dictionary

  • livid — adjective Etymology: French livide, from Latin lividus, from livēre to be blue; akin to Welsh lliw color and probably to Russian sliva plum Date: 1622 1. discolored by bruising ; black and blue < the livid traces of the sharp scourges Abraham… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • livid — lividly, adv. lividness, lividity, n. /liv id/, adj. 1. having a discolored, bluish appearance caused by a bruise, congestion of blood vessels, strangulation, etc., as the face, flesh, hands, or nails. 2. dull blue; dark, grayish blue. 3.… …   Universalium

  • blue — {{11}}blue (v.) to make blue, c.1600, from BLUE (Cf. blue) (1). {{12}}blue (1) c.1300, bleu, blwe, etc., from O.Fr. blo pale, pallid, wan, light colored; blond; discolored; blue, blue gray, from Frankish *blao or some other Germanic source, from… …   Etymology dictionary

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