noun see lurid

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  • luridness — noun The property of being lurid. The luridness of the authors descriptions turned off the critics …   Wiktionary

  • luridness — 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

  • luridness — See luridly. * * * …   Universalium

  • luridness — n. ghastliness, dreadfulness; sensationalism; glaring brightness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • luridness — lu·rid·ness …   English syllables

  • luridness — lu·rid (lo͝or’ĭd) adj. 1) a) Characterized by vivid description or explicit details that are meant to provoke or shock: »a lurid account of the crime. b) Characterized by shocking or outrageous behavior: »a friend with a lurid past. 2) a) Bright… …   Word Histories

  • luridness — noun 1. the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation • Syn: ↑sensationalism • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid, ↑sensationalistic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • achromasia — noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress) • Syn: ↑lividness, ↑lividity, ↑luridness, ↑paleness, ↑pallidness, ↑pallor, ↑wanness • Derivationally related …   Useful english dictionary

  • ghastliness — noun the quality of being ghastly • Syn: ↑grimness, ↑gruesomeness, ↑luridness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lurid (for: ↑luridness), ↑gruesome ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • grimness — noun 1. something hard to endure the asperity of northern winters • Syn: ↑asperity, ↑hardship, ↑rigor, ↑rigour, ↑severity, ↑severeness, ↑rigorousness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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