lurid Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"lurid" in British English

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luridadjective

uk   /ˈljʊə.rɪd/  us   /ˈlʊr.ɪd/ disapproving

lurid adjective (SHOCKING)

(​especially of a ​description) ​shocking because ​involvingviolence, ​sex, or immoralactivity: You can ​read all the lurid details of the ​affair in today's ​paper.

lurid adjective (COLOUR)

too ​brightlycoloured: That's a very lurid ​shade of ​lipstick she's ​wearing.
luridly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
luridness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of lurid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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luridadjective

 us   /ˈlʊr·ɪd/
shocking because ​involvingviolence or ​sex: She told me all the lurid ​details of her ​divorce.
(Definition of lurid from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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