luridness

Primary Meanings of luridness

1.
n
the quality of being ghastly
2.
n
unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
Full Definitions of luridness
1

n the quality of being ghastly

Synonyms:
ghastliness, grimness, gruesomeness
Type of:
frightfulness
the quality of being frightful

n the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes

Synonyms:
sensationalism
Type of:
journalese
the style in which newspapers are written
2

n unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)

Synonyms:
achromasia, lividity, lividness, paleness, pallidness, pallor, wanness
Type of:
complexion, skin color, skin colour
the coloring of a person's face

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