What does morbid mean?

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"

GCIDE

  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.

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

  2. Morbidadjective

    Gruesome; as, a morbid topic.

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

Wiktionary

  1. morbidadjective

    Of, or relating to disease.

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

  2. morbidadjective

    Unhealthy or unwholesome, especially psychologically: mentally ill

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

  3. morbidadjective

    Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish

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

  4. morbidadjective

    Grisly or gruesome.

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

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

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

  2. Morbidadjective

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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Martin Luther King Jr.:

    The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.

  2. Helen Strudwick:

    The coffins show the skill and care with which the Egyptians prepared for the afterlife, to us, for whom death is a taboo subject, this seems like a morbid preoccupation. In fact, it was an obsession with life and an urgent wish to ensure its perfected continuation.

  3. Eric Dishman:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Evelyn Underhill:

    Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.

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