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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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Roderick Elliston, whether the serpent was a physical reptile, or whether the morbidness of your nature suggested that symbol to your fancy, the moral of the story is not the less true and strong.
Vain and ambitious almost to morbidness, he had had much to put up with in the last two months, and was seeking feverishly for some means of enabling himself to lead a more presentable kind of existence.
Even then I knew it was a vain thing I did, but I am sure there was no morbidness in it.
He died in 1631 after having furnished a striking instance of the fantastic morbidness of the period
With Billy on strike and away doing picket duty, and with the departure of Mercedes and the death of Bert, Saxon was left much to herself in a loneliness that even in one as healthy-minded as she could not fail to produce morbidness.