What does cadaverous mean?

Definitions for cadaverouskəˈdæv ər əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cadaverous.

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

  3. Origin: [L. cadaverosus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cadaverous

    ka-dav′ė-rus, adj. looking like a dead body: sickly-looking.—n. Cadāv′er (surg. and anat.), a corpse.—adj. Cadav′eric.—n. Cadav′erousness. [L. cadaver, a dead body—cad-ĕre, to fall dead.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadaverous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cadaverous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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