- The definition of morbid is a connection with things that have to do with death or disease.
An example of morbid is someone who is constantly thinking about and talking about death.
morbid definition by Webster's New World
- 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
- Rare causing disease
Origin: Classical Latin morbidus, sickly, diseased ; from morbus, disease ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mer-, to rub, wear away, destroy from source mare, Lmortarium, Old Irish meirb, lifeless
morbid definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.b. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: “He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses” (Edgar Allan Poe).
- Characterized by preoccupation with unwholesome thoughts or feelings: read the account of the murder with a morbid interest.
- Gruesome; grisly.
Origin: Latin morbidus, diseased, from morbus, disease; see mer- in Indo-European roots.
- morˈbid·ly adverb
- morˈbid·ness noun
morbid - Medical Definition
- Relating to or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.
- Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome.