What does lurid mean?

Definitions for lurid
ˈlʊər ɪdlurid

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.

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]


  1. lurid(Adjective)

    Shocking, horrifying.

    The accident was described with lurid detail.

    Etymology: From luridus

  2. lurid(Adjective)


    Etymology: From luridus

  3. lurid(Adjective)

    Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.

    Etymology: From luridus

  4. lurid(Adjective)

    Being of a light yellow hue.

    Etymology: From luridus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lurid(adj)

    pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]

  2. Lurid(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. luridus.]

  3. Lurid(adj)

    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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Translations for lurid

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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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