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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 ?
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.
Very likely the reading of Ossian had something to do with my morbid anxieties.
Every moment of the man's waking life was filled with morbid thought of hatred--he had become mentally as he was physically in outward appearance, the personification of the blighting emotion of Hate.
And yet, the older, more morbid drinkers, more jaded with life and more disillusioned, who kill themselves, do so usually after a long debauch, when their nerves and brains are thoroughly poison-soaked.
I had read in medical books of cases of morbid nervous sensitiveness exactly similar to the case of Miss Dunross, as described by herself--and that had been enough for me.
As the story of 'Agnes Grey' was accused of extravagant over-colouring in those very parts that were carefully copied from the life, with a most scrupulous avoidance of all exaggeration, so, in the present work, I find myself censured for depicting CON AMORE, with 'a morbid love of the coarse, if not of the brutal,' those scenes which, I will venture to say, have not been more painful for the most fastidious of my critics to read than they were for me to describe.
Browning's father thenceforth treated her as one dead, but the removal from her morbid surroundings largely restored her health for the remaining fifteen years of her life.
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.
It was evident that the more lifeless he seemed at ordinary times, the more impassioned he became in these moments of almost morbid irritation.
His mind was in such a state of morbid distrust that he lowered the blind over the window.
If anyone lift the cloth from the face of that unpleasant thing it will be in gratification of a mere morbid curiosity.
A few years since there was living on the island of Maui (one of the Sandwich group) an old chief, who, actuated by a morbid desire for notoriety, gave himself out among the foreign residents of the place as the living tomb of Captain Cook's big toe