Murid vs Lurid - What's the difference?

murid | lurid |

As a noun murid

is any member of the muroidea superfamily of rodents.

As an adjective lurid is

shocking, horrifying.




(en noun)
  • any member of the Muroidea superfamily of rodents
  • lurid



    (en adjective)
  • Shocking, horrifying.
  • The accident was described with'' ''lurid'' ''detail.
  • Melodramatic.
  • Ghastly, pale, wan in appearance.
  • * Thomson
  • Fierce o'er their beauty blazed the lurid flame.
  • * Tennyson
  • Wrapped in drifts of lurid smoke / On the misty river tide.
  • Being of a light yellow hue.
  • Some paperback novels have lurid covers.
    The lurid lighting of the bar made for a very hazy atmosphere.
  • (botany) Having a brown colour tinged with red, as of flame seen through smoke.
  • (zoology) Having a colour tinged with purple, yellow, and grey.
  • (Webster 1913)