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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: livide, from Latin lividus, from livere 'to be blue'

livid

adjective
     
liv‧id
1 extremely angry [= furious]:
She was absolutely livid that he had lied.
2CC formal a mark on your skin that is livid is dark blue and grey:
livid bruises
3 literary a face that is livid is very pale
WORD FOCUS: angry WORD FOCUS: angry
a little angry: miffed informal, peeved informal

rather angry: annoyed, irritated, cross, in a bad/foul mood

very angry: furious, livid, outraged, incensed, incandescent with rage formal

to become angry: lose your temper, go mad British English, go berserk informal, go ballistic informal, hit the roof informal

words for describing someone who often gets angry: bad-tempered, grouchy, cantankerous, crabby, stroppy BrE informal


See also
angry
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