What does morbid mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term morbid:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. morbid(adj)

    suggesting an unhealthy mental state

    "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"

  2. ghoulish, morbid(adj)

    suggesting the horror of death and decay

    "morbid details"

  3. diseased, morbid, pathologic, pathological(adj)

    caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

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

GCIDE

  1. Morbid(a.)

    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. Morbid(a.)

    Gruesome; as, a morbid topic.

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

Wiktionary

  1. morbid(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to disease.

  2. morbid(Adjective)

    Unhealthy or unwholesome, especially psychologically: mentally ill

  3. morbid(Adjective)

    Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish

  4. morbid(Adjective)

    Grisly or gruesome.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Morbid(adj)

    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. Morbid(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [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.]

How to pronounce morbid?

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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. Eric Dishman:

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

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

  3. 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.

  4. Roy Ratcliff:

    He sort of played with his persona to exaggerate it and make people more fearful, this was just his way — a morbid humor to deal with his hopeless situation.

  5. 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.

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