luridness :

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  • n  the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
  • n  unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
  • n  the quality of being ghastly

  • The total number of deaths and the luridness of detail seem to grow as they are passed from traveler to traveler.
  • First, there is the sheer luridness of the case.
  • The luridness, at times, seems used for corn rather than comedy.

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