Origin of lurid
Examples from the Web for lurid
This lurid embrace of art and life was not an isolated thunderclap.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then the locals arrived for water aerobics conducted by a Riviera coach in lurid pink-and-black Lycra to French pop.No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic|Liza Foreman|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When my house got broken into, my political convictions were instantly replaced with lurid revenge fantasies.
Dave taunted the crowd with threats and obscenities, and finally soaked them with lurid synthetic bodily fluids.My Friend Oderus Urungus: GWAR’s Dave Brockie Was a High School Punk Legend|Andy Hinds|March 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I choked on my croissant at the lurid accounts in the New York Times, which positively wallowed in the story.
As usual he had drunk too much, and in his eyes blazed the lurid flames kindled by alcohol.L'Assommoir|Emile Zola
She was silent again, and Fleda, as before some lurid image of this interview, sat without speaking.The Spoils of Poynton|Henry James
Through the lurid rift of smoke I can see the friendly stars.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
It was during this lurid sunset period of his unnecessary existence that Dave made confessions.The Graysons|Edward Eggleston
Instead of such work we have consistently had traditional tales, political tracts, and lurid melodramas.The Negro in Literature and Art in the United States|Benjamin Brawley
Word Origin for lurid
1650s, "pale," from Latin luridus "pale yellow, ghastly," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Greek khloros (see Chloe). Meaning "glowing in the darkness" is from 1727. The figurative sense of "sensational" is first attested 1850. Related: Luridly.