Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: moribund
IPA transcription: [m'ɔɹəbənd]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: moribund
    Meaning: being on the point of death; breathing your last; "a moribund patient"
  • Synonyms: stagnant, moribund
    Meaning: not growing or changing; without force or vitality
Usage examples
  • "But do you know," said I, "that there is something in all this very like democracy; and I thought that democracy was considered to be in a moribund condition many, many years ago."
  • Even the handkerchief in my breast-pocket, worn for elegance and not at all for use, was wet through by the time that moribund woman sank for the last time into the arms of her lover.
  • It had been one of the Kid's pastimes to shoot Mexicans "to see them kick": if he demanded from them moribund Terpsichorean feats, simply that he might be entertained, what terrible and extreme penalties would be certain to follow should they anger him!