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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishluridlu‧rid /ˈlʊərɪd, ˈljʊərɪd $ ˈlʊrɪd/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 SHOCKa description, story etc that is lurid is deliberately shocking and involves sex or violence syn explicit 🔊 lurid headlines 🔊 He told me in lurid detail what would happen to me.2 CCBRIGHTtoo brightly coloured syn gaudy 🔊 a lurid orange dressluridly adverb
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luridThese days the cast are younger and prettier, the stories more lurid.When Margo Adams announced years ago that Wade Boggs had chartered her as a road-trip mistress, that was lurid.The reader will not find lurid accounts of a vast, secret conspiracy coiled and ready to strike again.Yellow street lamps looked lurid in the greyness.A lurid miasma dazed his vision.For good measure, he had added a lurid red moon opposite it.lurid red nail polishThe injury done on that October night in Lambeth was certainly a lurid reminder of the reality of extremist campaigning.details of lurid sexual misconductThe carpets were a lurid shade of green.