Definition of Luridness

1. Noun. The journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes. "The tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation"

Exact synonyms: Sensationalism
Generic synonyms: Journalese
Derivative terms: Lurid, Sensationalist, Sensationalistic



2. Noun. Unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress).

3. Noun. The quality of being ghastly.
Exact synonyms: Ghastliness, Grimness, Gruesomeness
Generic synonyms: Frightfulness
Derivative terms: Ghastly, Ghastly, Grim, Grim, Grim, Gruesome, Lurid, Lurid

Definition of Luridness

1. Noun. The property of being lurid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Luridness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luridness

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Literary usage of Luridness

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1. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1916)
"Still, if not historically correct, the picturesque luridness of the fanaticism which is ascribed to him is effectively set forth. Generally, it may be said ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"... Jeremy Taylor) the saintly invocations of the "Foure Birds of Noah's Ark:" and as for his "Dreame" it shows in parts a luridness of color which reminds ..."

3. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"... is a forced guffaw, his passion of love, though powerful, has nothing bright or ethereal about it, but shares the luridness of his other motives; ..."

4. The Bookman (1910)
"ON THE BOARDWALK luridness or in a great many other things. In the first place, however, for the benefit of such as have never been there, I ought to give a ..."

5. The Chartist Movement by Mark Hovell (1918)
"Beaumont, O'Brien, O'Connor, Oastler, Stephens, and a host of lesser men vied with each other in the luridness of their oratory. The climax in this stage of ..."

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