The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton—A nightmare all right: lurid, screwball, and grotesque.
When my house got broken into, my political convictions were instantly replaced with lurid revenge fantasies.
But as the lurid emails between guilty Barclays traders showed, LIBOR-fixing is very simple.
Every so often, Moore will share a lurid sex story to accompany the pictures.
So yes, it was silly, even if there's a grain of truth hidden in there, underneath the lurid pulp sci-fi details.
The shepherd who passed him looked gray and spectral in the lurid light.
The lurid light of the fire showed us ourselves in distorted shadows.
A green glow took their place—a lurid sheen in which the cubby and the tense faces of De Boer and Hans showed with ghastly pallor.
"Issy" was a lover of certain kinds of literature and reveled in lurid fiction.
There was a lurid streak of dawn low down in the sky, and Kosmaroff headed his boat towards it across the chill, green waters.
1650s, "pale," from Latin luridus "pale yellow, ghastly," of uncertain origin, perhaps cognate with Greek khloros (see Chloe). Meaning "glowing in the darkness" is from 1727. The figurative sense of "sensational" is first attested 1850. Related: Luridly.