luridly luridly


  • (adv) in a lurid manner


  1. A small shelf of luridly written, fiercely dogmatic books purport to document and explain it.
  2. It displays a bright-red body stocking in its window; inside, it's almost like a party-supplies store, with its luridly colored feathers, fake flowers and faux fur.
  3. While Leno and Letterman steal the headlines, the ladies play host in the afternoons, minding and mending America's luridly fractious families.


  • A horrifying and darkly humorous ‘Act of Killing’

    "The Act of Killing" is among the most profound, formally complex, and emotionally overpowering documentaries I've ever seen. It's also, by turns and sometimes at once, luridly seductive and darkly comic and physically revolting — a movie that makes you want to laugh and cry and retch and run out of the theater, both to escape the awful things the film is showing you and to tell everyone you ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: The Register Citizen


  • Ottawa-based author Alan Cumyn called Snow Falling on Cedars "a very mainstream book" about a serious issue. "It is not at all beyond today's high school students, and it's not luridly done and it's not pornographic in any way. It falls...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Alan Cumyn Source: Toronto Star

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