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Synonyms for lurid

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Synonyms for lurid

horrible in fierceness or savagery

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glaringly vivid and graphic

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shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke

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ghastly pale

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Some of the deep gorges and defiles sent up sheets of flame, and clouds of lurid smoke, and sparks and cinders that in the night made them resemble the craters of volcanoes.
They had a lurid altercation, in which they damned each other's souls with frequence.
Here life was always very live, and, sometimes, even lurid, when blows were struck, and blood was shed, and big policemen came shouldering in.
He would have talked with him, and tried to comfort him, but remembering that he had nothing but his shirt on, he changed his mind and sat down again at the open pane to bathe in the cold air and gaze at the exquisite lines of the cross, silent, but full of meaning for him, and the mounting lurid yellow star.
She gave him an affectionate good-night, and went out with him to the door, whence the fires of Coketown could be seen, making the distance lurid.
It was a sombre evening, with a lurid light in the sky; and as I saw the prospect scowling in the distance, with here and there some larger object starting up into the sullen glare, I fancied it was no inapt companion to the memory of this fierce woman.
Here and there, some early lamps were seen to twinkle in the distant city; and in the eastern quarter of the sky the lurid light still hovered.
Thus sped the demoniac on his course, until, quivering among the trees, he saw a red light before him, as when the felled trunks and branches of a clearing have been set on fire, and throw up their lurid blaze against the sky, at the hour of midnight.
Also the winds brought rumbling earthquake and duststorm, thunder and lightning and the lurid thunderbolt, which are the shafts of great Zeus, and carried the clangour and the warcry into the midst of the two hosts.
So when Zeus had raised up his might and seized his arms, thunder and lightning and lurid thunderbolt, he leaped form Olympus and struck him, and burned all the marvellous heads of the monster about him.
cried old Roger Chillingworth, letting the lurid fire of his heart blaze out before her eyes.
Excess had brought on that frightful disease that seems to throw the lurid shadows of a coming retribution back into the present life.
A controversial take on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn scandal, Abel Ferrara's sleazy and lurid film stars Depardieu as Mr Devereaux, a French politician led astray by his lusts.
The Wolf Of Wall Street is a lurid portrait of debauchery.
Ridley Scott directing Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender sounds like a promising line-up, but this lurid thriller is notable for the wrong reasons.