morbidly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

morbid +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

morbidly (comparative more morbidly, superlative most morbidly)

  1. In a morbid manner, or to a morbid degree.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 4:
      In his reply he seemed less set against that plan than his past attitude would have led one to predict, but said he would like to hold off a little while longer—long enough to get his things in order and reconcile himself to the idea of leaving an almost morbidly cherished birthplace.

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