Origin of morbid
Examples from the Web for morbidly
One hears a high percentage of Americans are morbidly obese.
For the morbidly curious, he takes off his mask to reveal his true face at 1:20.Lana Del Rey, Skylar Grey & More Best Music Videos of the Week (VIDEO)|Jean Trinh|May 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sequence of events is tragic, morbidly funny, and exquisitely described—as are most of the stories in this collection.
I would definitely recommend it to people who were morbidly obese like I was.
She admits to being “morbidly fascinated” by actresses, but has never wanted to be one.
Morbidly introspective people watch almost ceaselessly everything they do.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
He'll have to be taken away from her till she's better, for she is morbidly sensitive about keeping Ned's failings from him.The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding|Annie Fellows Johnston
He was morbidly absorbed in the Book; he read it and mourned to think how wicked he had been.The Sea Bride|Ben Ames Williams
The heat seems to sharpen their desires and morbidly arouse all their senses.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
"I don't think I should call you morbidly modest," said Dodo.Dodo, Volumes 1 and 2|Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for morbidly
Word Origin for morbid
Word Origin and History for morbidly
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.