[syn: diseased, morbid, pathologic, pathological]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Morbid \Mor"bid\, a. [L. morbidus, fr. morbus disease; prob.
akin to mori to die: cf. F. morbide, It. morbido. See
1. Not sound and healthful; induced by a diseased or abnormal
condition; diseased; sickly; as, a morbid condition; a
morbid constitution; a morbid state of the juices of a
plant. "Her sick and morbid heart." --Hawthorne.
2. Of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts; as, morbid
3. Indicating an unhealthy mental attitude or disposition;
especially, abnormally gloomy, to an extent not justified
by the situation; preoccupied with death, disease, or fear
of death; as, a morbid interest in details of a disaster.
4. Gruesome; as, a morbid topic.
Syn: Diseased; sickly; sick.
Usage: Morbid, Diseased. Morbid is sometimes used
interchangeably with diseased, but is commonly
applied, in a somewhat technical sense, to cases of a
prolonged nature; as, a morbid condition of the
nervous system; a morbid sensibility, etc.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: suggesting an unhealthy mental state; "morbid interest in
death"; "morbid curiosity"
2: suggesting the horror of death and decay; "morbid details"
[syn: ghoulish, morbid]
3: caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology;
"diseased tonsils"; "a morbid growth"; "pathologic tissue";
"pathological bodily processes" [syn: diseased, morbid,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
92 Moby Thesaurus words for "morbid":
agape, agog, all agog, appalling, astounding, awe-inspiring,
awesome, awful, bad, blue, burning with curiosity, cankered,
consumed with curiosity, contaminated, curious, dark, dejected,
depressed, despondent, dire, direful, diseased, disordered,
downcast, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fell, formidable, gangrened,
gangrenous, ghastly, ghoulish, gloomy, glum, gossipy, grim, grisly,
grotesque, gruesome, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrid,
horrific, horrifying, infected, inquiring, inquisitive, interested,
itchy, lugubrious, macabre, melancholic, melancholy, monstrous,
moody, morbidly curious, morose, mortified, open-eyed, openmouthed,
overcurious, pathogenic, pathological, peccant, poisoned, prurient,
psychotic, quizzical, redoubtable, sad, saturnine, schrecklich,
scopophiliac, septic, shocking, sick, sickly, sphacelated, sullen,
supercurious, tainted, terrible, terrific, tremendous, ulcerated,
ulcerous, unhealthy, unsound, unwholesome, voyeuristic