Synonyms of 'lurid'
1 sensationalDictionary, shocking, disgusting
lurid accounts of deaths and mutilations
sensational tabloid newspaper reports
This was a shocking invasion of privacy.
He was a violent man with a drink and drugs problem.
This was a savage attack on a defenceless young girl.
They painted a grim picture of growing crime.
a particularly ghastly murder
There has been a series of gruesome murders in the capital.
a series of grisly murders
Police have made a macabre discovery.
yellow (of journalism)
2 glaringDictionary, bright, bloody
She always painted her toenails a lurid red or orange.
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Someone who is ashen looks very pale, especially because they are ill, shocked, or frightened.
He fell back, shocked, his face ashen.
A bright colour is strong and noticeable, and not dark.
a bright red dress
Thesaurus for lurid from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you say that something is lurid , you are critical of it because it involves a lot of violence, sex , or shocking detail.