morbid

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin morbidus (diseased), from morbus (sickness), itself from the root of morior (die) or directly from Proto-Indo-European *mor- (to rub, pound, wear away).

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morbid (comparative more morbid, superlative most morbid)

  1. (originally) Of, or relating to disease.
  2. Taking an interest in unhealthy or unwholesome subjects such as death, decay, disease.
  3. Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish
  4. Grisly or gruesome.

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