What does lurid mean?

Definitions for luridˈlʊər ɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lurid.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lurid(adj)

    horrible in fierceness or savagery

    "lurid crimes"; "a lurid life"

  2. lurid, shocking(adj)

    glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

    "lurid details of the accident"

  3. lurid(adj)

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

    "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames"

  4. lurid(adj)

    ghastly pale

    "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"


  1. Lurid(a.)

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

  2. Origin: [L. luridus.]


  1. lurid(Adjective)

    Shocking, horrifying.

    The accident was described with lurid detail.

  2. lurid(Adjective)


  3. lurid(Adjective)

    Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.

  4. lurid(Adjective)

    Being of a light yellow hue.

  5. Origin: From luridus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lurid(adj)

    pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal

  2. Lurid(adj)

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

  3. Lurid(adj)

    of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray

  4. Origin: [L. luridus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lurid

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


  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

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Translations for lurid

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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