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Wordnet 3.0


1. suggesting an unhealthy mental state;
- Example: "morbid interest in death"
- Example: "morbid curiosity"

2. suggesting the horror of death and decay;
- Example: "morbid details"
[syn: ghoulish, morbid]

3. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology;
- Example: "diseased tonsils"
- Example: "a morbid growth"
- Example: "pathologic tissue"
- Example: "pathological bodily processes"
[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 Mortal.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts; as, morbid anatomy. [1913 Webster] 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. [PJC] 4. Gruesome; as, a morbid topic. [PJC] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

morbid 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, pathologic, pathological]
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