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Meaning & Definition of Lurid in English

English

Lurid

/lʊrəd/

adjective

1. Horrible in fierceness or savagery

  • "Lurid crimes"
  • "A lurid life"
    synonym:
  • lurid

2. Glaringly vivid and graphic

  • Marked by sensationalism
  • "Lurid details of the accident"
    synonym:
  • lurid
  • ,
  • shocking

3. Shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke

  • "A lurid sunset"
  • "Lurid flames"
    synonym:
  • lurid

4. Ghastly pale

  • "Moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"
    synonym:
  • lurid

Examples of using

Day after day the tabloids titillated the public with lurid details about the president's marital infidelity.