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The word ‘morbid’ can be used to describe a person who is gloomy by nature and tends to spend an unhealthy amount of time thinking about negative things such as death and illness. It can also express somebody infected with a disease, or something induced by it.
Carol loves watching documentaries about grisly murder cases. She has a morbid fascination with death.
Richard is experiencing a wide range of health complications due to the fact that he is morbidly obese.
The amount of time Alex spends thinking and worrying about illness and disease verges on morbidity. His behaviour is extremely unhealthy.