HyperDic: lurid

English > 4 senses of the word lurid:
ADJECTIVEallluridhorrible in fierceness or savagery
alllurid, shockingglaringly vivid and graphic
allluridshining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke
allluridghastly pale / pale
lurid > pronunciation
Soundsluh'rahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > lurid: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninghorrible in fierceness or savagery.
Examples
  • "lurid crimes"
  • "a lurid life"
BroaderviolentActing with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
Nounsluridnessthe quality of being ghastly
English > lurid: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningglaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism.
Example"lurid details of the accident"
Synonymshocking
BroadersensationalCausing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
Spanishescalofriante, espeluznante, horripilante
Catalanesborronador, esborronant, esgarrifós, horripilant
Nounsluridnessthe quality of being ghastly
luridnessthe journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
Adverbsluridlyin a lurid manner
English > lurid: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke.
Examples
  • "a lurid sunset"
  • "lurid flames"
Broaderbrightemitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
Nounsluridnessunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
English > lurid: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningghastly pale / pale.
Example"moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"
Broadercolorless, colourlessWeak in color
Nounsluridnessunnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

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