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1Characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.‘he had long held a morbid fascination with the horrors of contemporary warfare’
ghoulish, macabre, unhealthy, gruesome, grisly, grotesque, ghastly, horrible, unwholesome, death-obsessedView synonyms
- ‘It is that he had a morbid fascination with death and he was also an enthusiastic frequenter of public executions.’
- ‘His work reveals a powerful imagination and an often morbid interest in themes of love and death.’
- ‘Is it boredom, morbid curiosity or just a downright nosiness to see how unfavourably other people's lives compare?’
- ‘We stayed out of morbid curiosity to see what would happen.’
- ‘I know that a number of people come to this site solely out of morbid curiosity about Raychel's murder.’
- ‘A casual view of some of our articles might suggest a morbid fascination with the dead.’
- ‘He had proved to be an interesting, if slightly morbid and subdued, traveling companion.’
- ‘Why she has chosen to explore such a morbid subject is anyone's guess.’
- ‘Out of the side streets opposite the jail they came by scores, drawn for the most part by idle and morbid curiosity.’
- ‘There is a morbid nostalgia in the desire to draw death back into our everyday lives.’
- ‘Watching the best players in the world right now mostly failing to match up to the requirements has provided a morbid kind of fascination.’
- ‘I can't think of a single reason to buy this album except for morbid curiosity.’
- ‘You watch with morbid fascination as his world slowly crumbles around him.’
- ‘Despite our hatred of the whole process, we still had this morbid fascination with it.’
- ‘As much as it was a part of society I found it morbid and disgusting to laugh and cheer and a horrible death just for entertainment.’
- ‘The sight of it has made me morbid and I have been thinking about death.’
- ‘He dreaded hearing the answer, but morbid curiosity forced him to ask the question.’
- ‘These are morbid subjects that most people don't like to think about.’
- ‘So, what is this morbid fascination with complete inhumanity?’
- ‘We paused with morbid fascination at the scene of the recent lorry tragedy and peered cautiously over the edge.’
- ‘Add to this the morbid fascination people have with viewing a corpse and I'm done for.’
Of the nature of or indicative of disease.‘the treatment of morbid obesity’
diseased, pathologicalView synonyms
- ‘When we speak of morbid obesity, are all women in this assumed weight category unhealthy or at risk for diseases?’
- ‘You know, patients with obesity and morbid obesity, are some of the sickest patients that surgeons see.’
- ‘Deep puncture wounds from animal bites become morbid if not promptly tended and closely followed.’
- ‘Obesity is associated with multiple morbid conditions and a loss in life expectancy.’
- ‘Only one person in seven suffering from morbid obesity will live to his or her full life expectancy.’
Mid 17th century (in the medical sense): from Latin morbidus, from morbus disease.
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