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. [from 1650s]
  2. (by extension) Taking an interest in unhealthy or unwholesome subjects such as death, decay, disease. [from 1770s]
  3. Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish
  4. Grisly or gruesome.

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