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MORBID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does morbid mean? 

MORBID (adjective)
  The adjective MORBID has 3 senses:

1. suggesting an unhealthy mental state
2. suggesting the horror of death and decay
3. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

  Familiarity information: MORBID used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MORBID (adjective)


Sense 1morbid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suggesting an unhealthy mental state

Context examples:

morbid interest in death / morbid curiosity

Similar:

unwholesome (detrimental to physical or moral well-being)


Sense 2morbid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suggesting the horror of death and decay

Synonyms:

ghoulish; morbid

Context example:

morbid details

Similar:

offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)


Sense 3morbid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

Synonyms:

diseased; pathologic; morbid; pathological

Context examples:

diseased tonsils / a morbid growth / pathologic tissue / pathological bodily processes

Similar:

unhealthy (not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind)


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