- a morbid state or quality.
- the proportion of sickness or of a specific disease in a geographical locality.
Origin of morbidity
Related Words for morbiditydoldrums, malaise, foreboding, sorrow, pessimism, bitterness, weariness, grief, sadness, despair, misery, woe, discouragement, anguish, horror, distress, oppression, blues, depression, unhappiness
Examples from the Web for morbidity
Contemporary Examples of morbidity
The cases share a kind of morbidity: A man, eighty, is pronounced dead after thirty minutes of CPR.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
I do agree that mortality isn't everything; morbidity (poor health) matters too.Rethinking Thin
January 10, 2013
Historical Examples of morbidity
Morbidity and immorality are as natural as health and purity.The Crack of Doom
Here conscience was overdoing its part, and passing from scrupulousness to morbidity.Double Harness
The thought embodied in it, though tinged with morbidity, striking and matured.Regiment of Women
I've never laughed at morbidity, or nerves, or insanity since.Fortitude
With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.A Chesterton Calendar
G. K. Chesterton
- the state of being morbid
- Also: morbidity rate the relative incidence of a particular disease in a specific locality
Word Origin and History for morbidity
- The quality of being morbid.
- A diseased state.
- The incidence or prevalence of a disease.
- Morbidity rate.