English Words in Action, Group L

(a variety of English words which have developed through history and are currently used in our modern contents)

lurid (adjective), more lurid, most lurid
1. A reference to being shocking, terrible and horrifying: Jerome described the auto accident with lurid details.
2. Descriptive of something that is appalling and ghastly: The newspaper told about lurid crimes that were happening in the city and the communities nearby.
The book Tom's wife was reading contained <I>lurid</I> stories.
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Conveying a novel with <I>lurid</I> examples of criminal acts.
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Relating to causing shock or horror
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Referring to being ghastly and shocking.
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