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The word ‘livid’ was originally used to describe a dull/grayish colour, then was adapted to characterize the complexion of somebody who was pale with anger. It is this second meaning that is most common today. Simply put, ‘livid’ expresses extreme anger or fury.
I was livid when I heard that David had gone to the manager to complain about me behind my back. How dare he!
Fiona’s lividness over the situation was totally out of proportion. She needs to get things in perspective.
I know I shouldn’t have spoken to my daughter like that, but I was absolutely livid.