from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased.
- adj. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: "He suffered much from a morbid acuteness of the senses” ( Edgar Allan Poe).
- adj. Characterized by preoccupation with unwholesome thoughts or feelings: read the account of the murder with a morbid interest.
- adj. Gruesome; grisly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, or relating to disease.
- adj. Unhealthy or unwholesome, especially psychologically: mentally ill
- adj. Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish
- adj. Grisly or gruesome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not sound and healthful; induced by a diseased or abnormal condition; diseased; sickly
- adj. Of or pertaining to disease or diseased parts.
- adj. 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.
- adj. Gruesome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Diseased; sickly; not sound and healthful. As applied to mental conditions, it commonly implies an over-sensitive state, involving depression of spirits, in which matters affecting the emotions assume an exaggerated significance.
- Proceeding from or characteristic of disease or a diseased condition.
- Relating to disease: as, morbid or pathological anatomy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suggesting the horror of death and decay
- adj. suggesting an unhealthy mental state
- adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
Latin morbidus, diseased, from morbus, disease; see mer- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin morbidus ("diseased"), from morbus ("sickness"), itself from the root of morior ("die") or directly from Proto-Indo-European *mor- (“to rub, pound, wear away”). (Wiktionary)