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Definitions for morbid
ˈmɔr bɪdmor·bid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. morbidadjective

    suggesting an unhealthy mental state

    "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"

  2. ghoulish, morbidadjective

    suggesting the horror of death and decay

    "morbid details"

  3. diseased, morbid, pathologic, pathologicaladjective

    caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

    "diseased tonsils"; "a morbid growth"; "pathologic tissue"; "pathological bodily processes"


  1. Morbidadjective

    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.

  2. Morbidadjective

    Gruesome; as, a morbid topic.


  1. morbidadjective

    Of, or relating to disease.

  2. morbidadjective

    Unhealthy or unwholesome, especially psychologically: mentally ill

  3. morbidadjective

    Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish

  4. morbidadjective

    Grisly or gruesome.

  5. Etymology: From morbidus, from morbus, itself from the root of morior or directly from mor-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Morbidnoun

    Diseased; in a state contrary to health.

    Etymology: morbidus, Latin.

    Though every human constitution is morbid, yet are there diseases consistent with the common functions of life. Arbuth.


  1. morbid

    Morbid refers to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease. It can also relate to or be characteristic of disease and its symptoms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morbidadjective

    not sound and healthful; induced by a diseased or abnormal condition; diseased; sickly; as, morbid humors; a morbid constitution; a morbid state of the juices of a plant

  2. Morbidadjective

    of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts; as, morbid anatomy

  3. Etymology: [L. morbidus, fr. morbus disease; prob. akin to mori to die: cf. F. morbide, It. morbido. See Mortal.]


  1. Morbid

    "Morbid" is a song by American rapper Necro, released in 2001. It was the second and final single from his second album, Gory Days, released that year. Its content involves the perspective of a homicidal man who is prepared to trace any potential person who engages in a feud with him, so much as they are advised to change their name, sex and body frame, and travel by plane to a remote location in order to uncertainly ensure their safety.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Morbid

    mor′bid, adj. diseased, sickly: not healthful.—n. Morbid′ity, the quality of being morbid: disease: the ratio of sickness in a community.—adv. Mor′bidly.—n. Morbidness, sickliness.—adjs. Morbif′eral, Morbif′erous; Morbif′ic, causing disease.—n. Morbil′lī, measles.—adjs. Morbil′liform, like measles; Morbil′lous, pertaining to measles; Morbose′, proceeding from disease: morbid: not healthy.—n. Mor′bus, disease. [Fr.,—L. morbidusmorbus, disease.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of morbid in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of morbid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of morbid in a Sentence

  1. Cesar Calderon:

    He's not going to flee, we're here, we're available to deal with the problem. ... Let's end the speculation, let's end the morbid fascination.

  2. Eric Dishman:

    I don’t mean to be morbid, but this may be the last time you see me.

  3. Photographer Helge Skodvin:

    The more exotic, the better. ... We're so used to giving a dog a kiss, but we're not used to giving a lion a kiss, there are some people who make a living making your favorite cat or your favorite dog into a stuffed animal so you can always have it with you, but that's really morbid in a way.

  4. Pat Sajak:

    In the background, I could hear my wife and daughter talking. It sounded like they were a mile off, but they were right next to me, they were talking to each other. And I remember thinking, not in a morbid way,' I think this must be death. This must be what death is like.'.

  5. Chris Noth:

    He was on a tight rope in terms of not being over-sentimental or morbid, he was really happy with how it came together and how the show looked and how it has reinvented itself.

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