Morbid
Morbid Mor"bid, a. [L. morbidus, fr. morbus disease; prob. akin to mori to die: cf. F. morbide, It. morbido. See {Mortal}.] 1. Not sound and healthful; induced by a diseased or abnormal condition; diseased; sickly; as, a morbid condition; a morbid constitution; a morbid state of the juices of a plant. ``Her sick and morbid heart.'' --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts; as, morbid anatomy. [1913 Webster]

3. Indicating an unhealthy mental attitude or disposition; especially, abnormally gloomy, to an extent not justified by the situation; preoccupied with death, disease, or fear of death; as, a morbid interest in details of a disaster. [PJC]

4. Gruesome; as, a morbid topic. [PJC]

Syn: Diseased; sickly; sick.

Usage: {Morbid}, {Diseased}. Morbid is sometimes used interchangeably with diseased, but is commonly applied, in a somewhat technical sense, to cases of a prolonged nature; as, a morbid condition of the nervous system; a morbid sensibility, etc. [1913 Webster]


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