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synonyms for lurid

  • exaggerated
  • ghastly
  • gory
  • grim
  • grisly
  • horrifying
  • macabre
  • obscene
  • racy
  • revolting
  • sensational
  • startling
  • violent
  • vivid
  • ashen
  • bloody
  • deep
  • disgusting
  • distinct
  • extreme
  • fiery
  • graphic
  • hideous
  • horrible
  • horrid
  • livid
  • low-down
  • melodramatic
  • off-color
  • offensive
  • purple
  • raunchy
  • rough
  • salty
  • sanguine
  • savage
  • sinister
  • terrible
  • terrifying
  • yellow

antonyms for lurid

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  • clean
  • delightful
  • dull
  • mild
  • moral
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • upright
  • humble
  • modest
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How to use lurid in a sentence

For many people I’ve spoken with over the years — on the campaign trail, at parties, even at family dinners — the issue feels exhausting, abstract and even a little lurid.
ROE V. WADE DEFINED AN ERA. THE SUPREME COURT JUST STARTED A NEW ONE.AMELIA THOMSON-DEVEAUX (AMELIA.THOMSON-DEVEAUX@ABC.COM)JUNE 24, 2022FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
It allows us to immerse ourselves in lurid details from a distance from this real pain that happens.
HOW CRIMINAL PROFILING FOILED A SERIAL-KILLING BOY SCOUTLEWIS BEALEFEBRUARY 28, 2022THE DAILY BEAST
Verhoeven might have aged, but his love of the lurid has dimmed not one bit.
TOP 10 POP CULTURE MOMENTS OF 2021JOEY DIGUGLIELMODECEMBER 31, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Ultimately though, the signature touch that makes the movie unmistakably his is the way it revels in the lurid and sensational.
VERHOEVEN RETURNS WITH SUBVERSIVE TALE OF LESBIAN NUN IN ‘BENEDETTA’JOHN PAUL KINGDECEMBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
The violence that pops up in almost every Yellowstone episode gives the show a lurid, pulpy sheen, and it plays to the primetime soap half of the show’s DNA.
YELLOWSTONE IS ONE OF TV’S BIGGEST HITS. WHAT’S YELLOWSTONE, ANYWAY?EMILY VANDERWERFFNOVEMBER 5, 2021VOX
Bear said Beute considered dropping the matter after he was cleared of the lurid allegation but ultimately pressed forward.
HOW THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CAME TO INVESTIGATE REP. MATT GAETZMATT ZAPOTOSKY, MICHAEL SCHERERAPRIL 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The economics of war, therefore, has thrown its lurid light upon the economics of peace.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
John Dickinson saw the matter in the same light, a light which his superior abilities enabled him to portray in more lurid colors.
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WORDS RELATED TO LURID

  • ash-colored
  • ashen
  • blanched
  • colorless
  • livid
  • lurid
  • pallid
  • pasty
  • wan
  • waxen
  • white
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.