WORD FAMILY: adjective
MEANING: Too bright in colour, vivid, shocking, sensationalised.
EXAMPLE: There are many reasons why newspapers should not present lurid details of violent crimes.
Quick test – Are these sentences logically correct?
1. He is wearing a very lurid shirt today, which is unusual as he normally dresses very conservatively.
2. I have been experiencing some very lurid dreams lately and I wonder if it is because I am feeling quite stressed.
3. He is extremely quiet and reserved and tells me lurid stories of his personal life every time we meet.
4. Newspapers and magazines often publish lurid details of celebrities’ personal lives because these types of stories have a tendency to attract readers.