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mor·bid

 (môr′bĭd)
adj.
1. Given to or characterized by unwholesome thoughts or feelings, especially of death or disease: read the account of the murder with a morbid interest.
2.
a. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased: morbid changes in tissues.
b. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: a morbid fear of heights.

[Latin morbidus, diseased, from morbus, disease; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]

mor′bid·ly adv.
mor′bid·ness n.

morbid

(ˈmɔːbɪd)
adj
1. (Psychology) having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
2. gruesome
3. (Pathology) relating to or characterized by disease; pathologic: a morbid growth.
[C17: from Latin morbidus sickly, from morbus illness]
ˈmorbidly adv
ˈmorbidness n

mor•bid

(ˈmɔr bɪd)

adj.
1. suggesting an unhealthy mental attitude; unwholesomely gloomy.
2. gruesome; grisly.
3. affected by, caused by, causing, or characteristic of disease.
4. pertaining to diseased parts: morbid anatomy.
[1650–60; < Latin morbidus sickly =morb(us) sickness + -idus -id4]
mor′bid•ly, adv.
mor′bid•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.morbid - suggesting an unhealthy mental state; "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"
unwholesome - detrimental to physical or moral well-being; "unwholesome food"; "unwholesome habits like smoking"
2.morbid - suggesting the horror of death and decay; "morbid details"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
3.morbid - caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; "diseased tonsils"; "a morbid growth"; "pathologic tissue"; "pathological bodily processes"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"

morbid

adjective
1. gruesome, sick, dreadful, ghastly, hideous, unhealthy, grisly, macabre, horrid, ghoulish, unwholesome Some people have a morbid fascination with crime.
2. gloomy, brooding, pessimistic, melancholy, sombre, grim, glum, lugubrious, funereal, low-spirited He was in no mood for any morbid introspection.
gloomy happy, cheerful, bright, wholesome
3. diseased, sick, infected, deadly, ailing, unhealthy, malignant, sickly, pathological, unsound Uraemia is a morbid condition.
diseased healthy, salubrious

morbid

adjective
Susceptible to or marked by preoccupation with unwholesome matters:
Translations
مَرَضي، مَريض
morbidní
sygelig
liguistas
patologisks, neveseligs
chorobnýmorbídny

morbid

[ˈmɔːbɪd] ADJ
1. (= perverse) → morboso, malsano
don't be so morbid!¡no seas morboso!
morbid curiositycuriosidad f malsana
2. (Med) → mórbido

morbid

[ˈmɔːrbɪd] adj [person, obsession] → morbide

morbid

adj
idea, thought, jealousy, curiosity etckrankhaft; interest, attitudeunnatürlich, krankhaft; sense of humour, talk etcmakaber; (= gloomy) outlook, thoughtsdüster; persontrübsinnig; (= pessimistic)schwarzseherisch; poet, novel, music etcmorbid; that’s morbid!, that’s a morbid thought or idea!das ist ja makaber; don’t be so morbid!sieh doch nicht alles so schwarz!; he’s such a morbid little boyer hat einen Hang zum Makaberen
(Med) → morbid; growthkrankhaft

morbid

[ˈmɔːbɪd] adjmorboso/a

morbid

(ˈmoː(r)bid) adjective
sick (in the way one shows his/her excessive interest in death, disease, cruel acts etc). his morbid fascination with horror films; her morbid imagination.

mor·bid

a. mórbido, insano-a, morbosa-a, rel. a una enfermedad.

morbid

adj (path) mórbido, patológico; — obesity obesidad mórbida
References in classic literature ?
The next, `The theory of the book is bad, full of morbid fancies, spiritualistic ideas, and unnatural characters.
Pontellier no trace of that morbid condition which her husband had reported to him.
She regarded it as an hereditary trait; and so, perhaps, it was, but unfortunately a morbid one, such as is often generated in families that remain long above the surface of society.
Her prison-door was thrown open, and she came forth into the sunshine, which, falling on all alike, seemed, to her sick and morbid heart, as if meant for no other purpose than to reveal the scarlet letter on her breast.
There was a morbid sensitiveness and acuteness of feeling in me on all possible subjects, of which he and my father had no kind of understanding, and with which they could have no possible sympathy.
but how could she divine the morbid suffering to which I was a prey?
Not much,' I answered: not a morsel, I thought, surveying with regret the white complexion and slim frame of my companion, and his large languid eyes - his mother's eyes, save that, unless a morbid touchiness kindled them a moment, they had not a vestige of her sparkling spirit.
Shut in and morbid as his life had been, Colin had more imagination than she had and at least he had spent a good deal of time looking at wonderful books and pictures.
She shows a morbid distrust of writing her name at the bottom of any document which I present to her, and roundly declares she will sign nothing.
I have preyed on my own morbid coward heart, and it has preyed on me.
This excessive rumination and self-questioning is perhaps a morbid habit inevitable to a mind of much moral sensibility when shut out from its due share of outward activity and of practical claims on its affections--inevitable to a noble-hearted, childless woman, when her lot is narrow.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain.