August 16, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
morbid /ˈmoɚbəd/ adjective
morbid
/ˈmoɚbəd/
adjective

[more morbid; most morbid]

Pictures of skulls are sometimes seen as morbid.
Pictures of skulls are sometimes seen as morbid.
Learner's definition of MORBID

1 : relating to unpleasant subjects (such as death)

  • She has a morbid interest in funerals.

  • He has a morbid sense of humor.

  • a morbid fascination with death

  • wanting to learn about a celebrity's downfall out of morbid curiosity

2 technical : not healthy or normal

  • suffering from a morbid condition

  • morbid obesity

  • The child has a morbid fear/horror of snakes.

morbidly adverb

  • She was morbidly fascinated with death.

  • morbidly obese

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