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1  —as in:
a morbid curiosity
Definition suggesting death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in disturbing thoughts — such as of death or cruelty
  • She has a morbid interest in death.
morbid = disturbing
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Her story included all the morbid details.
  • morbid = disturbing
  • She thinks working in the morgue is morbid.
  • morbid = disturbing (because of death and decay)
  • At the end of the novel, she rejects morbid thoughts and learns to find pleasure in life.
  • morbid = an unhealthy interest in death and decay
  • She has a morbid interest in pathological fiction.
  • morbid = disturbing
  • She'll start rotting soon. He was surprised at having such a morbid thought.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • morbid = suggesting the horror of death and decay
  • Once the town was terrorized by a series of morbid nocturnal events: people's chickens and household pets were found mutilated;
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • morbid = suggesting the horror of death and decay
  • Like everyone else, he has a morbid curiosity about the man, and he wonders what an old presidential jet looks like on the inside.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • morbid = an interest in disturbing things
  • I found it morbidly fascinating that he hadn't changed clothes after the executions earlier that day.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • morbidly = in a manner that focuses on something that is disturbing or unhealthy psychologically
  • Some stared at the afflicted child with morbid fascination, but most turned away.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
morbid = an interest in disturbing things

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2  —as in:
morbidly obese
Definition unhealthy or related to disease — especially of a serious long-term illness
  • Morbid obesity is sometimes defined as being more than 100 pounds above ideal weight for the same height.
morbid = related to a serious health problem
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • On 2014, the European Union first recognized morbid obesity as a disability.
  • morbid = related to a serious health problem
  • There are numerous morbidities associated with obesity.
  • morbidities = diseases
  • She wrote a book on morbid states of the stomach.
  • morbid = unhealthy
  • Most people killed by COVID-19 had comorbidities.
  • comorbidities = other serious diseases at the same time
  • Then I was able to tell myself, without lying, that it didn't affect me, that he didn't affect me, because nothing affected me. I didn't understand how morbidly right I was.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • morbidly = in an unhealthy manner
  • Men of uncommon intellect, who have grown morbid, possess this occasional power of mighty effort, into which they throw the life of many days and then are lifeless for as many more.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • morbid = unhealthy
  • By October, my morbid life was in full swing.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • morbid = unhealthy in a very bad or distasteful way
  • I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • morbid = unhealthy (perhaps an interest suggesting death)
  • Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
morbidly = so serious as to be of medical concern

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