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morbid

 [mor´bid]
1. pertaining to, affected with, or inducing disease; diseased.
2. unhealthy; unwholesome.
3. characterized by preoccupation with gloomy or unwholesome feelings or thoughts.

mor·bid

(mōr'bid),
1. Diseased or pathologic.
2. In psychology, abnormal or deviant.
[L. morbidus, ill, fr. morbus, disease]

morbid

/mor·bid/ (mor´bid)
1. pertaining to, affected with, or inducing disease; diseased.
2. unhealthy or unwholesome.
3. characterized by preoccupation with gloomy or unwholesome feelings or thoughts.

morbid

(môr′bĭd)
adj.
a. Of, relating to, or caused by disease; pathological or diseased: morbid changes in tissues.
b. Psychologically unhealthy or unwholesome: a morbid fear of heights.

mor′bid·ly adv.
mor′bid·ness n.

morbid

Etymology: L, morbidus, diseased
1 pertaining to a pathological or diseased condition, either physical or mental.
2 preoccupied with unwholesome ideas.

mor·bid

(mōr'bid)
1. Diseased or pathologic.
2. psychology Abnormal or deviant.
[L. morbidus, ill, fr. morbus, disease]

morbid

diseased, as in ‘morbid anatomy’, the study of structural changes due to disease.

morbid

1. pertaining to, affected with, or inducing disease; diseased.
2. unhealthy; unwholesome.
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Yet it was precisely his erratic behaviour, his passions and obsessions which made him loved since, to a certain extent, his anxieties and morbidness were perceived as being those of the population itself.
The world moralises of late, and in its fashion, upon the immorality of mournful poems, upon the criminality of "melodious tears," upon the morbidness of the sorrows of poets,--because Lord Byron was morbidly sorrowful, and because a crowd of ephemeral imitators hung their heads all on one side and were insincerely sorrowful.
Dwelling upon imminent doom and steeped in pervasive gloom, the individual can become wrapped in a morbidness that simulates the depersonalization of dementia.