lurid definition

  • adjective:
    • Causing shock or horror; gruesome.
    • Marked by sensationalism: a lurid account of this crime. See Synonyms at ghastly.
    • shining or shining with the glare of fire through a haze: lurid flames.
    • Sallow or pallid in color.
    • Shocking, horrifying.
    • Melodramatic.
    • Ghastly, pale, wan in features.
    • getting of a light yellow hue.
    • Having a brown color tinged with purple, by flame seen through smoke.
    • Having a colour tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.
    • Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.
    • Having a brown color tinged with red, by flame seen through smoke.
    • Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and grey.
    • Vivid, sensational, or shocking; graphic or melodramatic.
    • horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • ghastly pale
    • glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    • shining with an unnatural red radiance as of fire seen through smoke
  • others:
    • Pale; wan; ghastly; associated with shade or appearance of dull smoky flames; getting the personality of a light which cannot show the colors of things.
    • Lighted with a ghastly glare; combining light and gloom.
    • In botany and zoology, having a dirty-brown shade; slightly clouded.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "lurid"
  • Quotes for "lurid"
    • "Our liberal, New York/Washington-based media would…"
    • View More
  • Phrases for "lurid"
  • Urban Dictionary for "lurid"
    • the most effective damn BBQ Chef…
    • View More
270 votes

How would you define lurid?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!