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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]


Suggesting an unhealthy mental state

Context examples:

morbid interest in death / morbid curiosity


unwholesome (detrimental to physical or moral well-being)

Sense 2morbid [BACK TO TOP]


Suggesting the horror of death and decay


ghoulish; morbid

Context example:

morbid details


offensive (unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses)

Sense 3morbid [BACK TO TOP]


Caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology


diseased; pathologic; morbid; pathological

Context examples:

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


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

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