Definition of luridness in US English:



  • See lurid

    • ‘No wonder we rarely saw our Uncle Donald - and who wants the weird luridness that The Gay Uncle seems to come built-in with in our family?’
    • ‘It really does take away from the potential luridness of these horror movies.’
    • ‘His 1950s paperback on the case was given a cover of maximum luridness.’
    • ‘Without soap-opera luridness or movie product-placement, it takes the listener a while to adjust to their low-impact pleasures.’
    • ‘In any case, superficially Sirk's work has a pokerfaced luridness that has all but disappeared from our movies.’