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lurid

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

lurid adjective (SHOCKING)

(especially of a description) shocking because involving violence, sex, or immoral activity: You can read all the lurid details of the affair in today's paper.

lurid adjective (COLOUR)

too brightly coloured: That's a very lurid shade of lipstick she's wearing.
luridly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
luridness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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