1. (a.) Causing shock or horror; ghastly pale; gloomy; dismal; as, lurid details of a disaster\.

2. (a.) Having a brown color tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.

3. (a.) of a color tinged with purple, yellow, and gray.

Barnumesque Fescennine Gongoresque Johnsonian Rabelaisian Titian Titian-red achromatic achromic affected aglow anemic appalling ashen ashy awful baleful bawdy bedizened beige big-sounding blanched blatant bled white blinding bloodless blue brazen brazenfaced bricky brown brownish brownish-yellow brunet burning cadaverous cardinal carmine carnation carnelian cerise cherry cherry-colored cherry-red chloranemic chocolate cinnamon cloak-and-dagger cocoa cocoa-brown coffee coffee-brown colorful colorless convoluted corpselike crimson crude damask dead deadly deadly pale deathlike deathly deathly pale declamatory dim dimmed dingy dirty discolored disgusting doughy drab dull dun dun-brown dun-drab ecru eerie elevated etiolated euphuistic exsanguinated exsanguine exsanguineous extravagant faded faint fallow fawn fawn-colored ferruginous fiery filthy fire-red flagrant flamboyant flame-colored flame-red flaming flaring flashy flat flaunting foul foul-mouthed foul-spoken foul-tongued frightful fulsome fuscous garish gaudy ghastly ghostlike ghostly glaring glowering glowing gorgeous gory grandiloquent grandiose grandisonant graphic gray grege grim grisly gruesome gules haggard hazel hideous high-flowing high-flown high-flying high-sounding highfalutin horrendous horrible horrid horrifying hot hueless hypochromic impure incarmined inflamed infrared inkhorn iron-red ithyphallic khaki labyrinthine lackluster lake-colored laky lateritious leaden lewd lexiphanic livid lobster-red lofty loud lusterless macabre magniloquent malefic maroon mat mealy melodramatic meretricious mortuary muddy nasty neutral nut-brown obscene obtrusive offensive olive-brown olive-drab orotund ostentatious overbright overdone overelaborate overinvolved overwrought pale pale as death pale-faced pallid pasty pedantic pompous pornographic port-wine pretentious puce raunchy raw red red-dyed red-looking reddened reddish reddish-amber reddish-brown revolting rhetorical ribald rubicund rubiginous rubric rubricose ruby ruby-colored ruby-red ruddied ruddy rufescent rufous rust rust-red rusty salacious sallow scarlet screaming scurrile scurrilous seal seal-brown sensational sensationalistic sententious sepia shameless shocking showy shrieking sickly sinister smoking-room smutty snuff-colored sonorous sorrel spectacular


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