Synonyms for lividness

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The glare behind him emphasized the lividness of his pallid skin.

He raises his eyes and beholds only the lividness of the clouds.

Pale and livid combs are as certain a sign of bad health in fowls, as the paleness or lividness of the lips is in human beings.

My sister's well-known and beloved features could not be concealed by convulsion or lividness.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "of a bluish-leaden color," from Middle French livide and directly from Latin 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 *(s)leie- "bluish" (cf. Old Church Slavonic and Russian sliva "plum;" Lithuanian slywas "plum;" Old Irish li, Welsh lliw "color, splendor," Old English sla "sloe"). The sense of "furiously angry" (1912) is from the notion of being livid with rage.

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