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MORBIDITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does morbidity mean? 

MORBIDITY (noun)
  The noun MORBIDITY has 3 senses:

1. the relative incidence of a particular disease
2. an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
3. the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

  Familiarity information: MORBIDITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MORBIDITY (noun)


Sense 1morbidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The relative incidence of a particular disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("morbidity" is a kind of...):

incidence; relative incidence (the relative frequency of occurrence of something)


Sense 2morbidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

morbidness; morbidity

Context example:

his fear of being alone verges on morbidity

Hypernyms ("morbidity" is a kind of...):

cognitive state; state of mind (the state of a person's cognitive processes)


Sense 3morbidity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

unwholesomeness; morbidness; morbidity

Hypernyms ("morbidity" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "morbidity"):

harmfulness; noisomeness; noxiousness (the quality of being noxious)

perniciousness; toxicity (grave harmfulness or deadliness)

deadliness; lethality (the quality of being deadly)

jejuneness; jejunity (quality of lacking nutritive value)

putrescence; rottenness (the quality of rotting and becoming putrid)

unhealthfulness (the quality of promoting poor health)


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