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morbid

1. having an unusual interest in death or unpleasant events
2. relating to or characterized by disease; pathologic
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In such a case, it could only be the symptom of a highly disordered mental state, when a man, rendered morbidly self-contemplative by long, intense, and secret pain, had extended his egotism over the whole expanse of nature, until the firmament itself should appear no more than a fitting page for his soul's history and fate.
Sanguine temperament, great physical strength, morbidly excitable, periods of gloom, ending in some fixed idea which I cannot make out.
This was a good time, to be sure, to sit down morbidly and cry
He was in a morbidly nervous state by this time, and he pictured the trial, and his trying to explain the circumstances to the jury, and nobody believing him, and his being sentenced to twenty years' penal servitude, and his mother dying of a broken heart.
She had led precisely that kind of life which makes any woman but a bad one morbidly sensitive on the subject of small proprieties.
I was morbidly sensitive as a man of our age should be.
The angel who is to alleviate our sufferings comes in such a questionable shape, that to the unimaginative she appears merely as an extremely self-confident young woman, wisely concerned first of all in securing her personal comfort, much given to complaints about her food and to helplessness where she should be helpful, possessing an extraordinary capacity for fancying herself slighted, or not regarded as the superior being she knows herself to be, morbidly anxious lest the servants should, by some mistake, treat her with offensive cordiality, pettish if the patient gives more trouble than she had expected, intensely injured and disagreeable if he is made so courageous by his wretchedness as to wake her during the night-- an act of desperation of which I was guilty once, and once only.
And I remembered against him how on a certain day he had abandoned poor Flora de Barral--who was morbidly sensitive.
Pyotr Petrovitch, who had made his way up from insignificance, was morbidly given to self-admiration, had the highest opinion of his intelligence and capacities, and sometimes even gloated in solitude over his image in the glass.
SURGERY to help the morbidly obese lose weight is on the rise again with an average of 19 operations every day.
Despite the low percentage of cardiac catheterisations and lower rate of PCI compared to normal and overweight BMI groups, underweight patients were over three times more likely to die after cardiac catheterisation than morbidly obese patients and five times more likely to die than obese patients
9 kg/m2) and group 4 had morbidly obese patients (BMI >35 kg/m2)14 Underweight patients (BMI <20 kg/m2) were excluded because of their smaller number.