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Lurid appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • "Evil yams parcel truth to be lurid," I rule, "both turtle craps may live".
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Definition of the adjective lurid

What does lurid mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more lurid / lurider | most lurid / luridest

  1. horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • examples: lurid crimes | a lurid life
    • similar: violent
  2. glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
  3. shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke
    • examples: a lurid sunset | lurid flames
    • similar: bright
  4. ghastly pale

Alternative definition of the adjective lurid


  1. Shocking, horrifying.
  2. See Melodramatic.
  3. Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.
  4. Being of a light yellow hue.

Definition of the adjective lurid for high school students

    ghastly, sensational
    • example: Gideon's story, in which he described a character torturing his sister's dolls, was judged too lurid to be printed in the school's literary magazine.

The adjective lurid is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.


"Lurid" is a 2013 thriller film written and directed by Allie Dvorin.

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Google previewA Stem Dictionary of the English Language (1890)

For Use in Elementary Schools by John Kennedy

lupus Lurid — pale yellow ; lurid (gloomy, as of a pale yellow color). L. luridus.

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

trinket Ghastly—grisly, hideous, macabre, spectral, lurid, gruesome Ghastly bright—lurid Ghost—apparition, phantasm, phantom, spectre, spook, fetch, spirit Ghostlike substance emerging from a spiritual medium during séance— ectoplasm ...

Google previewChambers School Dictionary

attract, entice away lurid adjective] glaring, garish: lurid book cover 2 horrifying, sensational: lurid story 3 pale, ghostly lurk verb 1 to keep out of sight; be hidden 2 to move or act secretly and slyly * lurker n0un lurking adjective vague, hidden ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of Modern English (2012)

by Ernest Weekley

lurid. L. luridus, yellowish, wan, cogn. with G. x}\ wp0's.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Lurid ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical Medicine: Comprising General Pathology ... (1845)

In either case the elements from which the bile is formed accumulate in the circulation, change the colour of the serum and of the blood generally, and thus render the skin lurid or murky. In a farther advanced stage of the disorder, certain of the ...

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Small photo of Closeup of lurid hand of dead bodySmall photo of black porcini (boletus aereus) aka bronze bolete or dark cep and Neoboletus luridiformis or Suillellus luridus (formerly Boletus luridus) aka lurid bolete mushrooms foodSmall photo of lurid boarSmall photo of suillellus luridus mushroom, known as the lurid boleteSmall photo of Little bird standing on old roof in quiet lurid morningSmall photo of Fungus: Lurid Bolete (Boletus Luridus) growing in short grassSmall photo of Suillellus luridus, commonly called the lurid bolete. More...

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Scrabble value of L1U1R1I1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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