lurid : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • s  horrible in fierceness or savagery
    lurid crimes
    a lurid life
  • s  glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    lurid details of the accident
  • s  shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke
    a lurid sunset
    lurid flames
  • s  ghastly pale
    moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence

  • Some of Rio's most recent crimes have reached the top strata of lurid violence.
  • Her yummily lurid bio has provided fodder for everything from a failed Broadway musical to Jackie Susann's trash classics to a fictionalized portrait in Miller's play After the Fall.
  • All right, the subjects are often lurid and even bizarre.
News & Articles


  • Robert Crumb in New York Times
    It's very visual,Mr. Crumb said, according to The Guardian. "It's lurid. Full of all kinds of crazy, weird things that will really surprise people."
  • Mark Gatiss in WalesOnline
    Gatiss said: "The fact that Steven, myself and millions of others are still addicted to Conan Doyle's brilliant stories is testament to their indestructibility." "They're as vital, lurid, thrill- ing and wonderful as they ever were."...
  • Marty Markowitz in San Francisco Chronicle
    The 350 cookies stuffed with "the most graphically lurid" fortunes got mixed up with a batch of 1,750 cookies ordered for the Chinese New Year event, Borough President Marty Markowitz said Friday.

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