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Word: morbid

Definition: given to unwholesome or unhealthy thought; moody; characteristic of disease; Ex. morbid curiosity; N. morbidity; CF. disease


Sentences Containing 'morbid'

A morbid curiosity exemplifies addictive curiosity.
Although mental disorders and some physical disorders commonly are co-morbid with fibromyalgia — especially anxiety, depression and irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome — the ICD states that these should be diagnosed separately.
AS explained by Spitzberg and Cupach, "Obsessiveness is reflected in the fact that the intruder is fizated on the target of attention; the intruder's thoughts and behaviors are persistent, preoccupying, and often morbid.
Because the states of madness, possession, and illness were not always strictly distinguished in antiquity, "nympholepsy" became a morbid or undesirable condition.
Clawdia Chauchat represents erotic temptation, lust, and love, all in a degenerate, morbid, "Asiatic-flabby" form.
From there came my morbid interest in the Italian silent cinema, the discovery of the diva cult (I had met Lyda Borelli, the wife of Vittorio Cini, when I was little more that a child, an unforgettable memory), and a reborn interest in the American (and German) silent film, which owed a great deal to those Italian productions, as seen today with a very different eye.”" And then there are smaller collections within the mother collection: American film-noir, cinema and the theatre, films on Venice, westerns, films dealing with billiards.
G Austin Gresham (1925 – 24 July 2009) was a British pathologist and writer of "A Colour Atlas of Forensic Pathology", a seminal book on the subject. Austin Gresham emeritus professor of morbid anatomy and histopathology at Jesus College, Cambridge.
Gull and Sutton argued that this assumption was incorrect. They presented evidence to show that the diseased state could also originate in other organs, and that the deterioration of the kidney is part of the general morbid change, rather than the primary cause.
Gull and Sutton's main conclusion was that the morbid change in the arteries and capilleries was the primary and essential condition of the morbid state known as chronic Bright's disease with contracted kidney.
He liked the emotional aspect. While Gojira is a bit of everything, he also likes death metal. Morbid Angel was very ambient.
He tolerated the put-downs of his senior officer with 'Celtic willpower and a morbid fear of unemployment'.
He tries to counter Castorp's morbid fascination with death and disease, warns him against the ill Madame Chauchat, and tries to demonstrate a positive outlook on life.
He tries to escape from what he, unspokenly, feels to be a morbid atmosphere.
He's played a range of characters, from a simple average boy to a homeless, morbid 9-year-old who reaps the souls of animals in the short-lived show Dead Like Me. His favorite actor is Jim Carrey.
I have preyed on my own morbid coward heart, and it has preyed on me.
In 2004, Gratzer was first author of a peer-reviewed brief report "Lifetime rates of alcoholism in adults with anxiety, depression, or co-morbid depression/anxiety: a community survey of Ontario" published in the "Journal of Affective Disorders".
In her view, the overwhelming majority of Germans subscribed to the "völkische" antisemitism from the 1870s onward, and it was this morbid antisemitism that attracted support for Hitler and the Nazis.
In the end, Castorp remains in the morbid atmosphere of the sanatorium for seven years.
In their introduction, Gull and Sutton point out that Dr. Bright and others "have fully recognised that the granular contracted kidney is usually associated with morbid changes in other organs of the body" and that these co-existent changes were commonly grouped together and termed "chronic Bright's disease."
Later, Blackthorne recovers his decayed remains and enlists the morbid touch of D'Compose to reanimate Manglar in the twisted, monstrous body of Nightcrawler named Toxoid.
My rational mind, which would act as a physician and cure me of this morbid love, is angry because its prescriptions have not been followed, and so it has abandoned me.
Nielsen SoundScan lists it second after Morbid Angel's "Covenant" up until 2003; however, "Deicide" was released before SoundScan went into effect, so the SoundScan figure lacks pre-Soundscan sales.
No wonder, then, that ever gathering volume from the mere transit over the widest watery spaces, the outblown rumors of the White Whale did in the end incorporate with themselves all manner of morbid hints, and half-formed foetal suggestions of supernatural agencies, which eventually invested Moby Dick with new terrors unborrowed from anything that visibly appears.
Phares continues to question the suitably of kids singing along to songs such as "3 Doors Down's morbid 'When I'm Gone', or Justin Timberlake's vindictive 'Cry Me a River'," but admits the cover of Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" is "a fairly good re-creation of the song" and thinks "The Anthem" by Good Charlotte "has enough punky energy to appeal to kids."
Some of the neurochemical abnormalities that occur in fibromyalgia also regulate mood, sleep and energy, thus explaining why mood, sleep and fatigue problems are commonly co-morbid with fibromyalgia.
The judge stated in the verdict that the main motive for the crimes had been a desire for "morbid self-affirmation".
The same commentator noted that Aderca shifted focus from the sexual act itself, moving it on female psychology and the bizarre atmosphere: the wild Danubian landscape is scattered with often shocking, morbid elements (such as the dead bodies of girls, half devoured by pigs); in the end, Aurel himself is murdered and mutilated by Ioana's hajduk gang.
There has been success when tic symptoms are co-morbid with ADHD, and as such, guanfacine and other α2A-adrenergic agonists (clonidine) are commonly the first choice for treatment.
While casual biographies of Dickinson are likely to describe the poet as isolated, morbid, crazy, humorless, and a writer of "little poems," her written records suggest otherwise.

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