inspiring awe or admiration or wonder; "New York is an amazing city"; "the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"; "the awesome complexity of the universe"; "this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville; "Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"
surprising greatly; "she does an amazing amount of work"; "the dog was capable of astonishing tricks"
be a mystery or bewildering to;
affect with wonder; "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke; "a lurid sunset"; "lurid flames"
ghastly pale; "moonlight gave the statue a lurid luminence"
glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; "lurid details of the accident"
horrible in fierceness or savagery; "lurid crimes"; "a lurid life"