Definitions for cadaverouskəˈdæv ər əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ca•dav•er•ouskəˈdæv ər əs(adj.)

  1. of or like a corpse.

  2. pale; ghastly.

  3. haggard and thin.

Origin of cadaverous:

1620–30; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted(adj)

    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    "emaciated bony hands"; "a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"; "eyes were haggard and cavernous"; "small pinched faces"; "kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

  2. cadaverous, cadaveric(adj)

    of or relating to a cadaver or corpse

    "we had long anticipated his cadaverous end"


  1. cadaverous(Adjective)

    Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cadaverous(adj)

    having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look

  2. Cadaverous(adj)

    of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body


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