morbid morbid  /ˈmɔr bəd/


  1. (adj) suggesting an unhealthy mental state
  2. (adj) suggesting the horror of death and decay
  3. (adj) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

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  1. Death has seldom been more common place than it is today, but the Church of England's clergy are worried by a morbid attitude toward it.
  2. This morbid fantasy just became a little more plausible.
  3. It's like the car accident you can't turn away from, except a lot less morbid and more adorable.


  1. How To Start A Conversation About Estate Planning

    Many people consider estate planning too private or morbid to discuss. There's even an element of superstition that talking about bad things will cause them to happen. But while having these conversations takes a lot of courage, they can help avoid surprises, lead to better financial planning and promote family harmony. For a cautionary tale of what can happen otherwise, read 'In Battle For ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Obese girl sues JSSD after fall

    WILLIAMSPORT- A Jersey Shore Area School District student with a history of morbid obesity is, through her mother, suing the district and Susquehanna Transit Co. for injuries she says she suffered during a school bus fire drill in 2011.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Lock Haven Express

  3. Yoram Kaniuk, Maverick Israeli Novelist, Dies at 83

    Mr. Kaniuk, a nonconformist with a sometimes morbid sense of humor, was a celebrated author and journalist who became disenchanted with his homeland.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. In the brief, Kagan and her team argued that the legal definition of obscenity did not apply to the album because it did not "physically excite anyone who hears it, much less arouse a shameful and morbid sexual response."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Luther Campbell Source:

  2. "The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born," noted Antonio Gramsci, the Italian political thinker and Marxist: "In this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear."
    on Dec 14, 2008 By: Jon Cruddas Source: Independent

  3. "When it comes to HIV testing, the health care system is stuck in the past," said Summit co-chair Dr. John G. Bartlett, of The Johns Hopkins University. "HIV testing started in 1985 when there was no treatment, a morbid death, an unrealistic...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Dr John Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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