An example of morbid is someone who is constantly thinking about and talking about death.
- of, having, or caused by disease; unhealthy; diseased
- resulting from or as from a diseased state of mind; esp., having or showing an unwholesome tendency to dwell on gruesome or gloomy matters
- gruesome; grisly; horrible: the morbid details of a story
- of diseased parts; pathological: morbid anatomy
- Obs. causing disease
Origin of morbidClassical Latin morbidus, sickly, diseased ; from morbus, disease ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mer-, to rub, wear away, destroy from source mare, Classical Latin mortarium, Old Irish meirb, lifeless
- Given to or characterized by unwholesome thoughts or feelings, especially of death or disease: read the account of the murder with a morbid interest.
- a. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased: morbid changes in tissues.b. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: a morbid fear of heights.
Origin of morbidLatin morbidus, diseased, from morbus, disease; see mer- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more morbid, superlative most morbid)