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