- n. The property of being lurid.
- n. unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
- n. the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
- n. the quality of being ghastly
- lurid + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Essentially a police procedural, the film prefigures the luridness of Michael Powell's "Peeping Tom" (1960) and Alfred Hitchcock's "Frenzy" (1972), but it's much closer in spirit to Otto Preminger's "Bunny Lake Is Missing" (1965).”
“I mean, some of those offers weren't things that I wanted to do and were taking advantage of the luridness of my situation, but I haven't really had trouble working or existing or having a career.”
“Oh right, those horrid beasts tarnishing young minds with their luridness.”
“The MSNBC report from above is pretty kind and steers away from the delicious, gossipy luridness of what was going down — or rather ...”
“It is a measure of Donoghue's skill that she almost completely sidesteps the tabloid luridness that stained the news accounts of those actual kidnappings.”
“The quick, shocking flashbacks of Sethe's brutalization by her white masters don't do the job -- they're horrific, but with a B-movie luridness.”
“I have a feeling, though, that there's a fair amount of covert luridness to all those poor virtuous virgins, and it worked better and worse as popular entertainment than it seems to us now.”
“FREDRICKSON: My issue was that the billboard had this sense of luridness and deception.”
“FREDRICKSON: My issue was that the billboard had this sense of luridness and deception that was trying to draw people some place.”
“UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My issue was that the billboard had this sense of luridness and deception, that was trying to draw people some place.”
Looking for tweets for luridness.