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morbid
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
a morbid curiosity
Definition suggesting unhealthy thoughts—such as of death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in such thoughts
  • She has a morbid interest in death.
morbid = unhealthy (related to death)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She thinks working in the morgue is morbid.
  • morbid = suggests the horror of death and decay
  • Her story included all the morbid details.
  • She has a morbid interest in pathological fiction.
  • 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
  • [when hearing about whipping or caning] (flicker of morbid interest) Really?
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • morbid = suggesting unhealthy thoughts—such as of death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in such thoughts
  • In the last act it is important to remove from the picture of the seated dead any suggestion of the morbid or lugubrious.
    Thornton Wilder  --  Our Town
  • morbid = suggesting the horror of death
  • that is morbid of you
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • morbid = showing an unhealthy interest
  • All of her copycat friends were following suit, casting off their J. Crew tweeds for ripped jeans and black clothes, trying to look morose and morbid in their BMWs and Mercedes.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
morbid = suggesting unhealthy thoughts—such as of death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in such thoughts

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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 average weight for the same height.
morbid = unhealthy
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She has a morbid self-obsession.
  • Her prison-door was thrown open, and she came forth into the sunshine, which, falling on all alike, seemed, to her sick and morbid heart, as if meant for no other purpose than to reveal the scarlet letter on her breast.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • 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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