adverb see lurid

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  • luridly — adverb In a lurid manner, in a way that contains gauche details or is intended to shock or horrify. The details of the crime were luridly and sensationally described …   Wiktionary

  • luridly — lurid ► ADJECTIVE 1) unpleasantly vivid in colour. 2) (of a description) shocking or sensational. DERIVATIVES luridly adverb luridness noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «pale and dismal»: from Latin luridus, related to luror wan or yellow… …   English terms dictionary

  • luridly — adverb in a lurid manner it was luridly described in the book as the place where mystics took refuge • Derived from adjective: ↑lurid …   Useful english dictionary

  • luridly — See lurid. * * * …   Universalium

  • luridly — adv. terribly, dreadfully, horribly; in a shocking or sensational manner; with unnatural brightness; in a pale manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luridly — lu·rid·ly …   English syllables

  • luridly — See: lurid …   English dictionary

  • lurid — luridly, adv. luridness, n. /loor id/, adj. 1. gruesome; horrible; revolting: the lurid details of an accident. 2. glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking: the lurid tales of pulp magazines. 3. terrible in intensity, fierce passion, or… …   Universalium

  • lurid — [[t]ljʊ͟ərɪd, AM l ʊrɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that something is lurid, you are critical of it because it involves a lot of violence, sex, or shocking detail. ...lurid accounts of Claire s sexual exploits... Some… …   English dictionary

  • lurid — adjective Etymology: Latin luridus pale yellow, sallow Date: 1603 1. a. causing horror or revulsion ; gruesome b. melodramatic, sensational; also shocking < paperbacks in the usual lurid covers T. R. Fyvel > 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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