What does cadaverous mean?

Definitions for cadaverous
kəˈdæv ər əsca·dav·er·ous

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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.]

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  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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