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morbid

[mawr-bid] /ˈmɔr bɪd/
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
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin morbidus sickly, equivalent to morb(us) sickness + -idus -id4
Related forms
morbidly, adverb
morbidness, noun
premorbid, adjective
premorbidly, adverb
premorbidness, noun
unmorbid, adjective
unmorbidly, adverb
unmorbidness, noun
Synonyms
2. unwholesome, diseased, unhealthy, sick, sickly; tainted, corrupted, vitiated.
Antonyms
1. cheerful. 2. healthy.
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British Dictionary definitions for premorbidly

morbid

/ˈmɔːbɪd/
adjective
1.
having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
2.
gruesome
3.
relating to or characterized by disease; pathologic: a morbid growth
Derived Forms
morbidly, adverb
morbidness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin morbidus sickly, from morbus illness
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Word Origin and History for premorbidly

morbid

adj.

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.

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premorbidly in Medicine

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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