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 Cowley
>
2. ashen, pallid <
this cross, thy livid face, thy pierced hands and feet — Walt Whitman
>
3. reddish <
a fan of gladiolas blushed livid under the electric letters — Truman Capote
>
4. very angry ; enraged <
was livid at his son's disobedience
>
lividity nounlividness noun

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