morboso
morboso(
mohr
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boh
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soh
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (macabre)
a. morbid
Creo que para ser médico forense uno tiene que ser un poco morboso.I think you need to be a bit morbid to be a forensic scientist.
b. ghoulish
El torturador era un hombre morboso y sádico.The torturer was a ghoulish and sadistic man.
2. (horrifying)
a. gruesome
Miré para el otro lado cuando pasamos por el lugar del accidente. Era una escena morbosa.I looked away when we passed by the site of the crash. It was a gruesome scene.
3. (medicine)
a. morbid
El paciente sufre de obesidad morbosa.The patient suffers from morbid obesity.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
4. (macabre person)
a. ghoul
¡Este escritor es un morboso! Dedicó todo un capítulo a la descripción de un cuerpo en descomposición.This writer is a ghoul! He devotes a whole chapter to the description of a decomposing corpse.
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morboso
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona, interés)
a. morbid, ghoulish
2. (escena, descripción)
a. gruesome
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. ghoul
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morboso
adjective
1 (malsano) [+persona, mente] morbid; [+espectáculo] gruesome
curiosidad morbosa morbid curiosity
2 (atractivo) sexually attractive
3 (enfermo) morbid; sickly; [+clima, zona] unhealthy
el húmedo y malsano invierno parisiense las aguas, pantanosas y malsanas de las lagunas
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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