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lurid

lu·rid

lurid

 
 
pronunciation:
lur ihd
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: horrifying; gruesome; shocking.
The city lived in fear as the lurid murders increased.
synonyms:
appalling, frightful, gruesome, shocking
similar words:
bloodcurdling, dreadful, gory, horrible, macabre, monstrous, terrible
definition 2: sensational; shocking or dramatic.
They wanted to hear all the lurid details of the messy divorce.
synonyms:
sensational
similar words:
dramatic, emotional, graphic, melodramatic, vivid
definition 3: emitting a glaringly bright red glow.
Lurid flames engulfed the crash site.
synonyms:
glowing
similar words:
bright, fiery, glaring, red, red-hot
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derivations: luridly (adv.), luridness (n.)