Origin of morbid
Examples from the Web for morbidness
His expressions about the reception of his History, have a tinge of morbidness.Life and Correspondence of David Hume, Volume I (of 2)|John Hill Burton
There are others who focus in an instant all your latent distrust, morbidness and rebellion against life.The Majesty of Calmness|William George Jordan
Even then I knew it was a vain thing I did, but I am sure there was no morbidness in it.Margaret Ogilvy|J. M. Barrie
It is this same confusion of feeling which gives their morbidness to all his productions.
But in time I outgrew that morbidness, and realised that though Love is good, Life is the greatest gift of all.The Mistress of Shenstone|Florence L. Barclay
British Dictionary definitions for morbidness
Word Origin for morbid
Word Origin and History for morbidness
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.