Definition of morbid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɔːbɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrbɪd//
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  1. 1having or expressing a strong interest in sad or unpleasant things, especially disease or death He had a morbid fascination with blood. ‘He might even die.’ ‘Don't be so morbid.’ She watched with morbid curiosity. My mind was filled with morbid thoughts of death. I found the whole subject very morbid and unpleasant.
  2. 2 (medical) connected with disease
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the medical sense): from Latin morbidus, from morbus ‘disease’.
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