Definition of lurid:
horrible, scandalous, ashen, beautiful, ghastly, startling, pasty, livid, unusual, disgraceful, extreme, bright, violent, offensive, colourless, deep, sensational, ashy, wan, shameful, bloodless, colorless, pallid, grim, distinct, hideous, horrid, grisly, waxen, gruesome, pale, shocking, cadaverous, sallow, colors, macabre.
bright (part of speech: adjective)
- well lit,
- colorful (part of speech: adjective)
She tried to weep, and vainly asked her heart for tears, that this dry dreadful blind misery of mere sensation might be washed out of her, and leave her mind clear to grapple with evil; and then, as the lurid breaks come in a storm- driven night sky, she had the picture of her lover in the hands of enemies, and of Wilfrid in the white uniform; the torment of her living passion, the mockery of her passion by- gone.- "Vittoria, v4", George Meredith.
For a second, another flash of lightning half blinded him with its lurid glare, but when he was again accustomed to the darkness, he saw a dull glimmer in the distance, and supposing it to come from the hotel, sprang down the rock again to Violet's side.- "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.
- "Love-or-Fame-and-Other-Poems", Sherrick, Fannie Isabel.