From Latin lūridus (“pale yellow, wan”)
- Shocking, horrifying.
- The accident was described with lurid detail.
- Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.
- Fierce o'er their beauty blazed the lurid flame.
- Wrapped in drifts of lurid smoke / On the misty river tide.
- Being of a light yellow hue.
- Some paperback novels have lurid covers.
- The lurid lighting of the bar made for a very hazy atmosphere.
- (botany) Having a brown colour tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
- (zoology) Having a colour tinged with purple, yellow, and grey.
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