What does lurid mean?

Definitions for lurid
ˈlʊər ɪdlurid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. luridadjective

    horrible in fierceness or savagery

    "lurid crimes"; "a lurid life"

  2. lurid, shockingadjective

    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

    "lurid details of the accident"

  3. luridadjective

    shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke

    "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames"

  4. luridadjective

    ghastly pale

    "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"


  1. Luridadjective

    Vivid, sensational, or shocking; graphic or melodramatic; as, the lurid details of a murder.

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]


  1. luridadjective

    Shocking, horrifying.

    The accident was described with lurid detail.

    Etymology: From luridus

  2. luridadjective


    Etymology: From luridus

  3. luridadjective

    Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.

    Etymology: From luridus

  4. luridadjective

    Being of a light yellow hue.

    Etymology: From luridus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Luridadjective

    pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]

  2. Luridadjective

    having a brown color tonged with red, as of flame seen through smoke

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]

  3. Luridadjective

    of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lurid

    lū′rid, adj. ghastly pale, wan: ghastly and sensational: gloomy.—adv. Lū′ridly. [L. luridus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lurid in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lurid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lurid in a Sentence

  1. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    Sometimes, what the hell , go all out and be totally lurid.

  2. Katherine Helmond:

    I don't think it's lurid, daytime soaps go into areas - lesbianism, married nuns, a woman in love with a priest - that would not be touched in prime time. And they're super-serious. We just take real situations and exaggerate them.

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  • melodramatickýCzech
  • grell, widerlichGerman
  • کم رنگ و پریدهPersian
  • choquante, jaunâtre, choquant, blafardFrench
  • अन्धकारमयHindi
  • luguberDutch
  • желтоватый, мертвенно-бледный, мелодраматический, страшный, бледный, ужасныйRussian

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. urus
    • B. callathump
    • C. collation
    • D. tithe

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