morbidly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.morbidly - in a morbid manner or to a morbid degree; "he was morbidly fascinated by dead bodies"
Translations

morbidly

[ˈmɔːbɪdlɪ] ADV [talk] → morbosamente, con morbo; [think] → morbosamente

morbidly

[ˈmɔːrbɪdli] adv
(= unhealthily) to be morbidly fascinating → tenir de la fascination morbide
There's something morbidly fascinating about the thought → Cette pensée tient de la fascination morbide.
(MEDICINE) morbidly obese [person] → atteint(e) d'obésité morbidemorbid obesity nobésité f morbide

morbidly

adv to think morbidlykrankhafte or düstere or morbide (geh)Gedanken haben; he is morbidly interested in bad crasheser hat ein krankhaftes Interesse an schweren Unfällen; staring morbidly out of the windowtrübsinnig or düster aus dem Fenster schauend; maybe I’ll be dead then, he said morbidlyvielleicht bin ich dann schon tot, sagte er düster

morbidly

[ˈmɔːbɪdlɪ] advmorbosamente
References in classic literature ?
In such a case, it could only be the symptom of a highly disordered mental state, when a man, rendered morbidly self-contemplative by long, intense, and secret pain, had extended his egotism over the whole expanse of nature, until the firmament itself should appear no more than a fitting page for his soul's history and fate.
I never have seen another dumb creature that was so morbidly sensitive.
I don't watch his eye in idleness, but because I am morbidly attracted to it, in a dread desire to know what he will do next, and whether it will be my turn to suffer, or somebody else's.
I morbidly represented to myself that if Joe knew it, I never afterwards could see him at the fireside feeling his fair whisker, without thinking that he was meditating on it.
Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.
I was morbidly sensitive as a man of our age should be.
I was well aware of the morbidly sensitive nature of the man.
But there is no tyranny more complete than that which a self-centred negative nature exercises over a morbidly sensitive nature perpetually craving sympathy and support.
He was morbidly nervous of fire, and always kept this beside him, so that he might escape by the window in case the stairs were burning.
The van der Luydens were morbidly sensitive to any criticism of their secluded existence.
This was a good time, to be sure, to sit down morbidly and cry
Philip, morbidly nervous when he had to make any reference to money, reddened.