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lurid
used in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets

2 uses
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Definition
shocking, as from disturbing details of a horrible story, or a color more vivid (bright or deep) than would be expected
  • The walls were all covered with large, lurid pink flowers.
    Chapter 13 — The Very Secret Diary (42% in)
lurid = surprisingly brightly colored
  • Lockhart, wearing lurid pink robes to match the decorations, was waving for silence.
    Chapter 13 — The Very Secret Diary (43% in)
lurid = surprisingly brightly colored
There are no more uses of "lurid" in Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets.

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