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1    exaggerated, graphic, melodramatic, sensational, shock-horror     (facetious)   shocking, startling, unrestrained, vivid, yellow     (of journalism)  
2    disgusting, ghastly, gory, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, revolting, savage, violent  
3    ashen, ghastly, pale, pallid, sallow, wan  
4    bloody, fiery, flaming, glaring, glowering, intense, livid, overbright, sanguine  
1 & 2    breezy, bright, carefree, controlled, factual, jaunty, light-hearted, mild  
4    pale, pastel, watery  
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1       adj   If you say that something is lurid, you are critical of it because it involves a lot of violence, sex, or shocking detail.  
usu ADJ n     (disapproval)    (=sensational)  
...lurid accounts of Claire's sexual exploits..., Some reports have contained lurid accounts of deaths and mutilations.     
  luridly      adv   ADV with v  
His cousin was soon cursing luridly.     
2       adj   If you describe something as lurid, you do not like it because it is very brightly coloured.  
usu ADJ n     (disapproval)    She took care to paint her toe nails a lurid red or orange.     
  luridly      adv   usu ADV adj/-ed  
It had a high ceiling and a luridly coloured square of carpet on the floor.     

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See also:

lucid, lure, lurk, lurch

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