In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(sensational)(details/tale) escabroso(details/tale) morboso(imagination) morboso
- Forget all the subsequent headlines that rival any Hollywood film star for lurid exposure and sensationalism.
- We've become the inquiring minds who demand to know every lurid detail, with no regard for the pain that might cause.
- Within an hour of hearing this news I was assailed by the first of countless journalists and by next morning my son's death was in every paper in the most lurid of terms.
- Dr. Ink grew up reading, and loving, the New York tabloids, so he has a taste for the lurid and sensational.
- At the time, the national press and television was full of the lurid details of a trial of a young Canadian teacher accused of having sex with pupils.
- By that point, however, the audience is accustomed to lurid details that toy with the established presentations of the play.
- We'll see in the end, although most readers will have guessed long before all the lurid and shabby details come out.
- It provided the basis of last week's lurid and sensational headlines.
- The lurid details of his love life and sexual habits are, for the most part, left out - which is really a downer.
- Newspapers also report, in lurid and graphic detail, cases of abuse that these women experience.
- No: it's a city whose timbers are shivered relentlessly by awful warnings that vault between a grim present and a lurid future.
- Playing at or discussing sex - even in graphic lurid detail - isn't really anything to freak out about.
- Somebody was getting off on dirty talk and we heard every lurid detail.
- What you want to do is show those lurid effects of sex and blood.
- Sexual deviance, of any kind, is a threat, and that threat must be recounted in lurid detail.
- Details of their sexual encounters, which she spelt out in lurid detail to the hungry English press, are being repeated worldwide.
- The lurid and sensational delivery by Rodriguez propels his movie forward into feeling anything but as recycled as it really is.
- I will spare you the lurid details and let my description of the four tykes suffice.
- And I'll be mightily amused if anyone goes searching through the archives for lurid details of my love life.
2(garish)(garment/color) chillón(garment/color) chabacano(color/garment) charro Latin America informal
- The look and feel of the sets and lighting are designed to suggest the lurid splashes of colour and active space that typify the conventional comic book.
- He'd made it brighter by painting all the walls in lurid yellow emulsion.
- The trumpets continue to sound as the matadors shadow-practice with lurid pink and yellow capes.
- It conjurs up images of spangly cheapness, itchy Christmas party dresses in lurid colours, and hangover discomfort.
- Hank accepted a pack of lurid pink candy, figuring that Chase might like it, if his mama didn't mind.
- Climbing to the surface, the ad explodes in a fantasia of lurid colour, like a milkshake made from a pair of Jimi Hendrix's trousers.
- I wore green nail polish and lurid green stockings to complete the effect.
- She will however, still be perched behind a glass of lurid colour, only this time it will be decorated with umbrella, sparkler and assorted fruitery.
- The main roads remind me of the roads on the outskirts of huge cities in the USA, with their seemingly endless miles of fast food joints and lurid neon signs.
- The accompanying picture, in lurid colours, showed a robotic device grappling with a red blood cell.
- Hues are vivid and occasionally lurid: electric blues and yellows, intense magentas and reds.
- A ‘lady boy’ in a particularly lurid shade of pink lipstick sold me some ceramic Buddha beads.
- Given the lurid colour of road safety cameras, they are hardly a stealth tax!
- And gameplay is almost as irritating as the soundtrack and lurid colours.
- These effects are sometimes too lurid to be pleasant.
- These prints are evenly saturated with color and a bright, almost lurid light of a consistent value.
- The lurid colour represents the anger of violent passion.
- The poster with its lurid colours and slight diagonal people positioning pretty much sums up the movie.
- When they emerge, in the form of mushrooms, they come in such weird shapes and lurid colours that you want to kick them, not pick them.
- She was still delighted by the lurid colour of the vegetable.
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