from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing shock or horror; gruesome.
- adj. Marked by sensationalism: a lurid account of the crime. See Synonyms at ghastly.
- adj. Glowing or shining with the glare of fire through a haze: lurid flames.
- adj. Sallow or pallid in color.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Shocking, horrifying.
- adj. Melodramatic.
- adj. Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.
- adj. Being of a light yellow hue.
- adj. Having a brown colour tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
- adj. Having a colour tinged with purple, yellow, and grey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pale yellow; ghastly pale; wan; gloomy; dismal.
- adj. Having a brown color tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
- adj. Of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.
- adj. Vivid, sensational, or shocking; graphic or melodramatic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pale; wan; ghastly; of the color or appearance of dull smoky flames; having the character of a light which does not show the colors of objects.
- Lighted up with a ghastly glare; combining light and gloom.
- In botany and zoology, having a dirty-brown color; slightly clouded.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. horrible in fierceness or savagery
- adj. ghastly pale
- adj. glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
- adj. shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke
Latin lūridus, pale, from lūror, paleness.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin lūridus ("pale yellow, wan") (Wiktionary)