From Middle French livide, from Latin līvidus (“blueish, livid; envious”), from līveō (“be of a bluish color or livid; envy”), from Old Latin *slivere, from Proto-Indo-European *sliwo-, suffixed form of *(s)leie- (“bluish”). See also Old English sla (“sloe”), Welsh lliw (“splendor, color”), Old Irish li, Lithuanian slyvas (“plum”), and Russian and Old Church Slavonic слива (sliva, “plum”).
livid (comparative livider or more livid, superlative lividest or most livid)
- Having a dark, bluish appearance.
- Pale, pallid.
- (informal) So angry that one turns pale; very angry; furious.