Origin of lurid
OTHER WORDS FROM luridlu·rid·ly, adverblu·rid·ness, noun
How to use lurid in a sentence
For many people I’ve spoken with over the years — on the campaign trail, at parties, even at family dinners — the issue feels exhausting, abstract and even a little lurid.Roe v. Wade Defined An Era. The Supreme Court Just Started A New One.|Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com)|June 24, 2022|FiveThirtyEight
It allows us to immerse ourselves in lurid details from a distance from this real pain that happens.How Criminal Profiling Foiled a Serial-Killing Boy Scout|Lewis Beale|February 28, 2022|The Daily Beast
Verhoeven might have aged, but his love of the lurid has dimmed not one bit.
Ultimately though, the signature touch that makes the movie unmistakably his is the way it revels in the lurid and sensational.Verhoeven returns with subversive tale of lesbian nun in ‘Benedetta’|John Paul King|December 2, 2021|Washington Blade
The violence that pops up in almost every Yellowstone episode gives the show a lurid, pulpy sheen, and it plays to the primetime soap half of the show’s DNA.Yellowstone is one of TV’s biggest hits. What’s Yellowstone, anyway?|Emily VanDerWerff|November 5, 2021|Vox
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
As she walked through the camp streets, she turned away lurid leers with a troubled glance.
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.
Late one August night in 2006, the always-lurid New York City tabloids had a story on their hands.‘Out in the Night’ and the Redemption of the ‘Killer Lesbian Gang'|Nina Strochlic|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the darkest hour of twilight, when there was just enough of gleam from the lurid sky, to shew the outline of objects.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
The economics of war, therefore, has thrown its lurid light upon the economics of peace.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
John Dickinson saw the matter in the same light, a light which his superior abilities enabled him to portray in more lurid colors.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
Eloise in her corner was holding fast to the strap, when a lurid flame filled the carriage for an instant with a blaze of light.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes