A Word A Day : Lurid
Wednesday, 26th March 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : loorid
1. sensational and shocking with graphic details of horror, devastation or violence
2. of a sickeningly intense brightness or boldness of color
3. glowing with an unnaturally vivid brightness
4. with a pale sickly complexion
5. sallow or pallid in color
Latin lûridus - pale - from lûror - paleness
shocking, explicit, sensational, vivid, juicy, loud, bright, garish, striking, gaudy, colorful, vivid, shocking
means horrible in fierceness or savagery or glaringly graphic.
means very angry or furious.
means shockingly repellent or inspiring horror.
means odd or unusual.
means characterized by physical effort to the point of exhaustion.
means shockingly repellent and inspiring horror.
discreet, subtle, bland, dull, clean, humble, modest
• This Newspaper has produced a lurid
account of the crime.
• There was a lurid
story about that section of town in the newspaper yesterday.
• For in his eyes I read some lurid
woe would shrivel me up, had I it.
• At night the skies were all glowing with the reflection of unseen fires, hanging in an immense body of lurid
light high above the horizon.
• Moonlight gave the statue a lurid
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