ghoulish vs morbid what difference

what is difference between ghoulish and morbid

English

Etymology

From ghoul +‎ -ish.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡuːlɪʃ/

Adjective

ghoulish (comparative more ghoulish, superlative most ghoulish)

  1. Of or pertaining to ghouls.
  2. Of or pertaining to corpses and graverobbing.
    • 1922, H. P. Lovecraft, Herbert West: Reanimator
      We had that afternoon dug a grave in the cellar, and would have to fill it by dawn — for although we had fixed a lock on the house, we wished to shun even the remotest risk of a ghoulish discovery.
  3. Fascinated by corpses.

Translations

See also

  • ghastly
  • macabre


English

Etymology

From Latin morbidus (diseased), from morbus (sickness), itself from the root of morī (to die) or directly from Proto-Indo-European *mer- (to rub, pound, wear away).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɔː.bɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɔɹ.bɪd/

Adjective

morbid (comparative more morbid, superlative most morbid)

  1. (originally) Of, or relating to disease. [from 1650s]
  2. (by extension) Taking an interest in unhealthy or unwholesome subjects such as death, decay, disease. [from 1770s]
  3. Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish
  4. Grisly or gruesome.

Synonyms

  • (of or relating to disease): pathological
  • (unhealthy or unwholesome): sick, twisted, unhealthy, unwholesome, warped
  • (suggesting the horror of death): black, ghoulish, grim, macabre
  • (grisly, gruesome): bloody, disgusting, gory, grisly, gruesome, sickening

Derived terms

  • morbidity
  • morbidly
  • morbidness

Related terms

  • morbidezza
  • morbilous

Translations

Further reading

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “morbid”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • bromid

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɔʁˈbiːt/

Adjective

morbid (comparative morbider, superlative am morbidsten)

  1. morbid

Declension

Derived terms

  • komorbid
  • Morbidität

Related terms

  • Komorbidität

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