- morbid anatomy
- a morbid condition
- morbid substances
She has a morbid interest in funerals.
He has a morbid sense of humor.
a morbid fascination with death
wanting to learn about a celebrity's downfall out of morbid curiosity
suffering from a morbid condition
The child has a morbid fear of snakes.
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First Known Use: 1656See Words from the same year
black, bleak, cheerless, chill, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morose, murky, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, wretched;
: relating to unpleasant subjects (such as death)
: not healthy or normal
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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