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 ?
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.
I was well aware of the morbidly sensitive nature of the man.
Philip, morbidly nervous when he had to make any reference to money, reddened.
He knew that one of the sailors might be the author of it; but the fact that he had left the revolver with Jane, together with the overwrought condition of his nerves, made him morbidly positive that she was threatened with some great danger.
Eustace Macallan was morbidly sensitive on the subject of her personal appearance.
I never have seen another dumb creature that was so morbidly sensitive.
The van der Luydens were morbidly sensitive to any criticism of their secluded existence.
He tried vainly to think of her as a person to be pitied--a person with a morbidly sensitive imagination, conscious of the capacities for evil which lie dormant in us all, and striving earnestly to open her heart to the counter-influence of her own better nature; the effort was beyond him.
I am suffering (as the doctors explain it to me) from a morbidly sensitive condition of the nerves near the surface to the action of light.
He was shy and morbidly religious, and he also liked literature much better than law.
Very right,' said he, 'provided your conscience be not too morbidly tender, and your ideas of God not too erroneously severe; but can you suppose it would offend that benevolent Being to make the happiness of one who would die for yours?
I love Death--not morbidly, but because He explains.