lurid[ loor-id ]SEE DEFINITION OF lurid
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The lurid light of the fire showed us ourselves in distorted shadows.
"You paint a lurid picture" I said, when he stopped for breath.
It was the work of a lurid lady novelist, popular some ten years before.
"Issy" was a lover of certain kinds of literature and reveled in lurid fiction.
It had bathed the whole world in another light—a lurid light.
And then, abruptly, there was a lurid flash in the sky to northward.
Everywhere was the lurid glow of fire, and she became aware of intense heat.
But he had his solemnities and she had her reveries, her lurid, violent, crude reveries.
The attack was on the distant rampart, near which the sky was red and lurid.
And in a moment he became outwardly as steady as a rock under the other's lurid stare. '
1650s, "pale," from Latin luridus "pale yellow, ghastly," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Greek khloros (see Chloe). Meaning "glowing in the darkness" is from 1727. The figurative sense of "sensational" is first attested 1850. Related: Luridly.
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