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morbid

[ mawr-bid ]
/ ˈmɔr bɪd /
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adjective
suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; unwholesomely gloomy, sensitive, extreme, etc.: a morbid interest in death.
affected by, caused by, causing, or characteristic of disease.
pertaining to diseased parts: morbid anatomy.
gruesome; grisly.

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2 unwholesome, diseased, unhealthy, sick, sickly; tainted, corrupted, vitiated.
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Origin of morbid

1650–60; <Latin morbidus sickly, equivalent to morb(us) sickness + -idus-id4

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British Dictionary definitions for morbid

morbid
/ (ˈmɔːbɪd) /

adjective
having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
gruesome
relating to or characterized by disease; pathologica morbid growth

Derived forms of morbid

morbidly, adverbmorbidness, noun

Word Origin for morbid

C17: from Latin morbidus sickly, from morbus illness
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Medical definitions for morbid

morbid
[ môrbĭd ]

adj.
Relating to or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.
Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome.
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