Lurid Definition

Characterized by vivid description or explicit details that are meant to provoke or shock.
A lurid account of the crime.
American Heritage
Deathly pale; wan.
Webster's New World
Glowing through a haze, as flames enveloped by smoke.
Webster's New World
Vivid in a harsh or shocking way; startling; sensational.
Webster's New World
Characterized by violent passion or crime.
A lurid tale.
Webster's New World

Origin of Lurid

  • Latin lūridus pale from lūror paleness

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lÅ«ridus (“pale yellow, wan")

    From Wiktionary

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