Definitions for cadaverouskəˈdæv ər əs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ca•dav•er•ouskəˈdæv ər əs(adj.)
of or like a corpse.
haggard and thin.
Origin of cadaverous:
1620–30; < L
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"
of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
"we had long anticipated his cadaverous end"
Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver
having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look
of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body