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Dictionary definition for: Lurid

1. (s) horrible in fierceness or savagery; "lurid crimes" "a lurid life"

2. (s) glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"

3. (s) shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke; "a lurid sunset" "lurid flames"

4. (s) ghastly pale; "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"

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