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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

(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.

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.
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In response to persons subject to a perpetual sense of "something wrong," the healthy-minded person would say something like, "'Stuff and nonsense, get out into the open air!' or 'Cheer up old fellow, you'll be all right erelong, if you will only drop your morbidness!'" (127)
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(10.) Memoir 1:51; the fuller version in Letters (365-66) includes the phrase "and in parts morbidness of feeling" after "exceeding crudeness of style."