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English definition of “lurid”

lurid

adjective
 
 
/ˈlʊərɪd/
SHOCKING shocking in a way that involves sex or violence: lurid details/storiesSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upsetRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
COLOUR too brightly coloured: a lurid green miniskirtThe qualities of colour
(Definition of lurid from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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