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English definition of “lurid”

lurid

adjective (SHOCKING)    /ˈljʊə.rɪd/ US  /ˈlʊr.ɪd/ disapproving
( 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 .Relating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky luridly     /-li/ adverb The qualities of colourRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky luridness     /-nəs/ noun [U] The qualities of colourRelating to sex and sexual desireRude and cheeky
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