morbid

[mawr-bid]
adjective
1.
suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; unwholesomely gloomy, sensitive, extreme, etc.: a morbid interest in death.
2.
affected by, caused by, causing, or characteristic of disease.
3.
pertaining to diseased parts: morbid anatomy.
4.
gruesome; grisly.

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

morbidly, adverb
morbidness, noun
premorbid, adjective
premorbidly, adverb
premorbidness, noun
unmorbid, adjective
unmorbidly, adverb
unmorbidness, noun


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


1. cheerful. 2. healthy.
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morbid (ˈmɔːbɪd)
 
adj
1.  having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
2.  gruesome
3.  relating to or characterized by disease; pathologic: a morbid growth
 
[C17: from Latin morbidus sickly, from morbus illness]
 
'morbidly
 
adv
 
'morbidness
 
n

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morbid
1650s, "of the nature of a disease, indicative of a disease," from L. morbidus "diseased," from morbus "sickness, disease," from root of mori "to die," or from PIE base *mor- "to rub, pound, wear away" (cf. Gk. marainein "to consume, exhaust," marasmus "consumption"). Transferred use, of mental states,
is from 1777. Related: Morbidly.
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morbid mor·bid (môr'bĭd)
adj.

  1. Relating to or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.

  2. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome.


mor'bid·ness n.
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Example sentences
Truth be told, they're so insecure in themselves or morbidly unhappy that they
  need to project their anger toward others.
The moral sensibility of the writer seems at once to be morbidly obtuse and
  morbidly acute.
That's mildly overweight--not obese or morbidly obese.
But the results are morbidly fascinating and give clues as to why some people
  are more willing to contemplate torture than others.
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