Definitions of lurid:
  • adjective:   glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    Example: "Lurid details of the accident"
  • adjective:   horrible in fierceness or savagery
    Example: "Lurid crimes"
  • adjective:   shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke
    Example: "A lurid sunset"
  • adjective:   ghastly pale
    Example: "Moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"

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