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Synonyms for morbid
ˈmɔr bɪdmor·bid

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  1. morbidadjective

    Of, or relating to disease.


  2. morbidadjective

    Unhealthy or unwholesome, especially psychologically: mentally ill

    unhealthy, unwholesome, sick, twisted, warped

  3. morbidadjective

    Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish

    grim, black, macabre, ghoulish

  4. morbidadjective

    Grisly or gruesome.

    gory, disgusting, grisly, sickening, bloody, gruesome

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. morbid

    diseased, unsound, unhealthy, sickly

    wholesome, healthy, sound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. morbidadjective

    suggesting an unhealthy mental state

    "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"

    ghoulish, diseased, pathologic, pathological

    healthy, wholesome, inoffensive

  2. ghoulish, morbidadjective

    suggesting the horror of death and decay

    "morbid details"

    ghoulish, diseased, pathologic, pathological

    wholesome, inoffensive, healthy

  3. diseased, morbid, pathologic, pathologicaladjective

    caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology

    "diseased tonsils"; "a morbid growth"; "pathologic tissue"; "pathological bodily processes"

    ghoulish, diseased, pathologic, pathological

    healthy, inoffensive, wholesome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. morbidadjective

    diseased, sickly, unsound, unhealthy, tainted, vitiated, corrupted, indicative of disease

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "morbid":

    pathological, disease

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  1. Helen Strudwick:

    The coffins show the skill and care with which the Egyptians prepared for the afterlife, to us, for whom death is a taboo subject, this seems like a morbid preoccupation. In fact, it was an obsession with life and an urgent wish to ensure its perfected continuation.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.

  3. Von Humboldt:

    It is resignation and contentment that are best calculated to lead us safely through life. Whoever has not sufficient power to endure privations, and even suffering, can never feel that he is armour-proof against painful emotions; nay, he must attribute to himself, or at least to the morbid sensitiveness of his nature, every disagreeable feeling he may suffer.

  4. Roy Ratcliff:

    He sort of played with his persona to exaggerate it and make people more fearful, this was just his way — a morbid humor to deal with his hopeless situation.

  5. Cesar Calderon:

    He's not going to flee, we're here, we're available to deal with the problem. ... Let's end the speculation, let's end the morbid fascination.

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