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1‘a morbid fascination with the horrors of contemporary warfare’
ghoulish, macabre, unhealthy, gruesome, grisly, grotesque, ghastly, horrible, unwholesome, death-obsessed
2‘during the months leading up to my 40th birthday, I felt decidedly morbid’
gloomy, glum, sunk in gloom, melancholy, lugubrious, pessimistic, morose, given to looking on the black side, dismal, funereal, defeatist, sombre, doleful, melancholic, despondent, dejected, sad, blue, depressed, downcast, down, disconsolate, desolate, miserable, unhappy, heavy-hearted, downhearted, dispirited, in low spirits, low-spirited, low, in the doldrums
informal down in the dumps, down in the mouth
3‘a morbid condition’
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