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lurid Explained

lurid at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lurid at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1656, from L. luridus "pale yellow, ghastly" (cognate with Gk. chloros), of unknown origin. The figurative sense of "sensational" is first attested 1850. ///

lurid at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: luridus 'pale yellow', from luror 'pale yellow color']//
1 a description, story etc that is lurid is deliberately shocking and involves sex or violence: explicit// --lurid headlines// --He told me in lurid detail what would happen to me.//
2 too brightly coloured: gaudy// --a lurid orange dress// -- luridly adv //

lurid at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

302 Moby Thesaurus words for "lurid":
Barnumesque, Fescennine, Gongoresque, Johnsonian, Rabelaisian,
Titian, Titian-red, achromatic, achromic, affected, aglow, anemic,
appalling, ashen, ashy, awful, baleful, bawdy, bedizened, beige,
big-sounding, blanched, blatant, bled white, blinding, bloodless,
blue, brazen, brazenfaced, bricky, brown, brownish,
brownish-yellow, brunet, burning, cadaverous, cardinal, carmine,
carnation, carnelian, cerise, cherry, cherry-colored, cherry-red,
chloranemic, chocolate, cinnamon, cloak-and-dagger, cocoa,
cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colorful, colorless, convoluted,
corpselike, crimson, crude, damask, dead, deadly, deadly pale,
deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, declamatory, dim, dimmed, dingy,
dirty, discolored, disgusting, doughy, drab, dull, dun, dun-brown,
dun-drab, ecru, eerie, elevated, etiolated, euphuistic,
exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, extravagant, faded,
faint, fallow, fawn, fawn-colored, ferruginous, fiery, filthy,
fire-red, flagrant, flamboyant, flame-colored, flame-red, flaming,
flaring, flashy, flat, flaunting, foul, foul-mouthed, foul-spoken,
foul-tongued, frightful, fulsome, fuscous, garish, gaudy, ghastly,
ghostlike, ghostly, glaring, glowering, glowing, gorgeous, gory,
grandiloquent, grandiose, grandisonant, graphic, gray, grege, grim,
grisly, gruesome, gules, haggard, hazel, hideous, high-flowing,
high-flown, high-flying, high-sounding, highfalutin, horrendous,
horrible, horrid, horrifying, hot, hueless, hypochromic, impure,
incarmined, inflamed, infrared, inkhorn, iron-red, ithyphallic,
khaki, labyrinthine, lackluster, lake-colored, laky, lateritious,
leaden, lewd, lexiphanic, livid, lobster-red, lofty, loud,
lusterless, macabre, magniloquent, malefic, maroon, mat, mealy,
melodramatic, meretricious, mortuary, muddy, nasty, neutral,
nut-brown, obscene, obtrusive, offensive, olive-brown, olive-drab,
orotund, ostentatious, overbright, overdone, overelaborate,
overinvolved, overwrought, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid,
pasty, pedantic, pompous, pornographic, port-wine, pretentious,
puce, raunchy, raw, red, red-dyed, red-looking, reddened, reddish,
reddish-amber, reddish-brown, revolting, rhetorical, ribald,
rubicund, rubiginous, rubric, rubricose, ruby, ruby-colored,
ruby-red, ruddied, ruddy, rufescent, rufous, rust, rust-red, rusty,
salacious, sallow, scarlet, screaming, scurrile, scurrilous, seal,
seal-brown, sensational, sensationalistic, sententious, sepia,
shameless, shocking, showy, shrieking, sickly, sinister,
smoking-room, smutty, snuff-colored, sonorous, sorrel, spectacular,
spine-chilling, stammel, startling, stilted, sultry, tabloid, tall,
tallow-faced, tan, taupe, tawdry, tawny, terrible, terrifying,
tile-red, toast, toast-brown, toneless, tortuous, umber,
umber-colored, uncanny, unchaste, unclean, uncolored, unearthly,
unprintable, unrepeatable, vermilion, vile, vinaceous, vivid,
vulgar, walnut, walnut-brown, wan, warm, washed-out, waxen, weak,
weird, whey-faced, white, wine, wine-colored, wine-red, yellow,

lurid at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Darkness): dark, obscure, pitch dark, pitch black, black, sunless, lightless, somber, dusky, nocturnal, dingy, lurid, gloomy, murky, shady, overcast, dim, cloudy, opaque, darkened, benighted.

[ADJ] (Darkness): dim, dull, lackluster, dingy, darkish, dark, faint, cloudy, misty, opaque, nebulous, overcast, crepuscular, muddy, lurid, leaden, dirty.

lurid at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective (disapproving)
1 too bright in colour, in a way that is not attractive:
She was wearing a lurid orange and green blouse.
2 (especially of a story or piece of writing) shocking and violent in a way that is deliberate:
lurid headlines * The paper gave all the lurid details of the murder.
luridly adverb

Lurid at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lurid \Lu"rid\, a. [L. luridus.]
1. Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.

Fierce o'er their beauty blazed the lurid flame.

Wrapped in drifts of lurid smoke On the misty river
tide. --Tennyson.

2. (Bot.) Having a brown color tonged with red, as of flame
seen through smoke.

3. (Zo["o]l.) Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and

lurid at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: horrible in fierceness or savagery; "lurid crimes"; "a lurid
2: glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism;
"lurid details of the accident" [syn: {shocking}]
3: shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through
smoke; "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames"
4: ghastly pale; "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"

lurid at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » luridus|lūridus|pale yellow, wan|lang=la


* Inter: a » GenAm Inter: IPA » /ˈlʊrɪd/|/ˈlɔrɪd/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-lurid.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Shocking, horrifying.
    1. : The accident was described with lurid detail.
    2. Melodramatic.
    3. Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.
    4. Thomson
    5. : Fierce o'er their beauty blazed the lurid flame.
    6. Tennyson
    7. : Wrapped in drifts of lurid smoke / On the misty river tide.
    8. Being of a light yellow hue.
    9. : Some paperback novels have lurid covers.
    10. : The lurid lighting of the bar made for a very hazy atmosphere.
    11. Inter: botan » y Having a brown colour tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
    12. Inter: zoolog » y Having a colour tinged with purple, yellow, and grey.

    Inter: Webster 191 » 3


    Inter: trans-top » ghastly, pale or wan in appearance
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|blafard|m|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|мертвенно-бледный|tr=mértvenno-blédnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|бледный|tr=blédnyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » being of a light yellow hue
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|jaunâtre|m|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|grell

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|желтоватый|tr=želtovátyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » shocking, horrifying
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|luguber
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|choquant|m, Inter: t+ » fr|choquante|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|widerlich
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|страшный|tr=strášnyj|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|ужасный|tr=užásnyj|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » melodramatic
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|melodramatický|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|мелодраматический|tr=melodramatíčeskij|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • German: reißerisch (description)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » lurid
    Translation: de » lurid
    Translation: et » lurid
    Translation: fa » lurid
    Translation: fr » lurid
    Translation: ko » lurid
    Translation: io » lurid
    Translation: it » lurid
    Translation: kn » lurid
    Translation: hu » lurid
    Translation: mg » lurid
    Translation: ml » lurid
    Translation: my » lurid
    Translation: pl » lurid
    Translation: ru » lurid
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    Translation: fi » lurid
    Translation: ta » lurid
    Translation: te » lurid
    Translation: vi » lurid
    Translation: zh » lurid