Definition of lurid adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lurid

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈlʊrəd//
     
    (disapproving)
     
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  1. 1too bright in color, in a way that is not attractive She was wearing a lurid orange and green blouse.
  2. 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.
 
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