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
There's a morbid fascination with the business of death.
The frequently heard charge, that his stuff is morbid and joyless, is
  altogether wide of the mark.
My morbid humor caused me a wry smile when I saw, 'deadlines'.
Technically his “deathday” not his birthday, so apologies for the
  morbid sound of that opening.
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