- 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.