Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being morbid, diseased, sickly, or unsound; morbidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being morbid; morbidity.

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  • noun The property of being morbid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
  • noun the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you

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Examples

  • The jealousy of unsuccessful, rivals, the exaggerated alarms of the nervous played upon by a sensation-loving press, a certain morbidness of self-criticism at a time of universal disappointment!

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  • A strong protest against "morbidness" was on her lips, but she did not speak it.

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  • Gerald consented to the filming, hoping it would help others, though to what extent viewers will tune in out of mere morbidness is debatable.

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  • In addition to his genius, his loneliness, and his morbidness, it must be taken into consideration that he knew nothing about women.

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  • With Billy on strike and away doing picket duty, and with the departure of Mercedes and the death of Bert, Saxon was left much to herself in a loneliness that even in one as healthy-minded as she could not fail to produce morbidness.

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  • In 1901 a brief review waxed lyrical over the novel Kim, calling it "a fine antidote to all manner of morbidness" and the finest of Kipling's creations to date, a book "that fairly amazes one by the proof it affords of the author's magnificent versatility."

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  • Let him not think of its misuse, and its emptiness, and the fickleness of mankind, and the like, whereof no man thinks except through a morbidness of disposition; with thoughts like these do the most ambitious most torment themselves, when they despair of gaining the distinctions they hanker after, and in thus giving vent to their anger would fain appear wise.

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  • ‘You out-Hamlet Hamlet in morbidness of mood,’ said

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • I don't doubt that he liked his glass—it's a good man's failing—but he knew how to drink so it didn't poison his brain with morbidness and filth.

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  • I don't doubt that he liked his glass—it's a good man's failing—but he knew how to drink so it didn't poison his brain with morbidness and filth.

    The recommended daily allowance

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