Mor·bi·que

Adjective 

Definition:

1. The morbid desire to travel to places to experience them before they are radically altered by climate change or other manmade changes.  The morbidity of this desire or action is often exacerbated by the fact that the mode of transport required to reach these places often burns fossil fuels, thereby accelerating the destruction of the very place one desires to visit.

2. The desire to eat animals or wear animal products of rare, threatened or near to extinct species, for either the novelty and aesthetics of the animal products as well as the fact that these animals are becoming even rarer due to overconsumption by homo sapiens. Sometimes this desire is experienced by those who express an admiration for the very animals they want to possess or consume. Morbique can also refer to the wearing of gems and metals that are also rare, over mined.

Origin:  Field Study #009 Participants, July 2015.

Derived from morbid “characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.”  mid 17th century (in the medical sense): from Latin morbidus, from morbus ‘disease.’+ ique

 

 

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