What Yasir Arafat put into his mouth was almost as fascinating, in a morbid sort of way, as what came out of it.
morbid humor is often the best way to deal with this absurdity.
Famed pathologist Cyril Wecht on how to handle the dead, and the morbid challenge the country faces.
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.
morbid mor·bid (môr'bĭd)
Relating to or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.
Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome.