And is this progress in a durable sense, or morbidness in evolution?
A strong protest against "morbidness" was on her lips, but she did not speak it.
In the feminine soul conflict apparently results not in tragedy and productivity, but in morbidness and hysteria.
His expressions about the reception of his History, have a tinge of morbidness.
Beyond this morbidness of misapprehension, there was no other morbidness in Hetty's state.
The morbidness was a symptom of a mind at war with its surroundings.
The Essenes found a remedy for morbidness in strictness as to meats and minute directions for the employment of time.
It's of no use for me to put it down to morbidness, for it's not that; it's a forestalling in myself.
Besides, what can you do with a morbidness which has its origin in fateful circumstances?
She spoke with calm assurance, and with no suggestion of morbidness or fear.
1650s, "of the nature of a disease, indicative of a disease," from Latin morbidus "diseased," from morbus "sickness, disease, ailment, illness," from root of mori "to die," which is possibly from PIE root *mer- "to rub, pound, wear away" (cf. Sanskrit mrnati "crushes, bruises;" Greek marainein "to consume, exhaust, put out, quench," marasmus "consumption"). Transferred use, of mental states, is from 1777. Related: Morbidly; morbidness.
morbid mor·bid (môr'bĭd)
Relating to or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.
Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome.