cadaverous


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ca·dav·er·ous

 (kə-dăv′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Suggestive of death; corpselike: a cadaverous odor.
2.
a. Of corpselike pallor; pallid: "I saw a cadaverous face appear at a small window" (Charles Dickens).
b. Emaciated; gaunt: a cadaverous mongrel picking through the garbage.

ca·dav′er·ous·ly adv.
ca·dav′er·ous·ness n.

cadaverous

(kəˈdævərəs)
adj
1. of or like a corpse, esp in being deathly pale; ghastly
2. thin and haggard; gaunt
caˈdaverously adv
caˈdaverousness n

ca•dav•er•ous

(kəˈdæv ər əs)

adj.
1. of or like a corpse.
2. pale; ghastly.
3. haggard and thin.
[1620–30; < Latin]
ca•dav′er•ous•ly, adv.
ca•dav′er•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cadaverous - 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"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.cadaverous - of or relating to a cadaver or corpse; "we had long anticipated his cadaverous end"

cadaverous

adjective deathly, pale, ghastly, wan, blanched, gaunt, haggard, emaciated, bloodless, pallid, ashen, hollow-eyed, corpse-like, like death warmed up (informal), deathlike a tall, thin man with a cadaverous face

cadaverous

adjective
1. Gruesomely suggestive of ghosts or death:
3. Physically haggard:
Translations
lavoniškas

cadaverous

[kəˈdævərəs] ADJcadavérico

cadaverous

[kəˈdævərəs] adj [person, face] → cadavérique; [appearance] → cadavéreux/euse

cadaverous

adj (= corpse-like)Kadaver-, Leichen-; (= gaunt)ausgezehrt, ausgemergelt; (= pale)leichenblass

cadaverous

[kəˈdævrəs] adj (frm) → cadaverico/a

ca·dav·er·ous

a. cadavérico-a.
References in classic literature ?
Pride, contempt, defiance, stubbornness, submission, lamentation, succeeded one another; so did varieties of sunken cheek, cadaverous colour, emaciated hands and figures.
When the pony-chaise stopped at the door, and my eyes were intent upon the house, I saw a cadaverous face appear at a small window on the ground floor (in a little round tower that formed one side of the house), and quickly disappear.
The friends of Firmin Richard and Armand Moncharmin thought that this lean and skinny guest was an acquaintance of Debienne's or Poligny's, while Debienne's and Poligny's friends believed that the cadaverous individual belonged to Firmin Richard and Armand Moncharmin's party.
Fix and Passepartout saw that they were in a smoking-house haunted by those wretched, cadaverous, idiotic creatures to whom the English merchants sell every year the miserable drug called opium, to the amount of one million four hundred thousand pounds-- thousands devoted to one of the most despicable vices which afflict humanity
With a gasp I saw revealed to my stare a pair of feet, the long legs, a broad livid back immersed right up to the neck in a greenish cadaverous glow.
Madame de la Rochefidele had an aged, cadaverous face, with a falling of the lower jaw which prevented her from bringing her lips together, and reduced her conversations to a series of impressive but inarticulate gutturals.
I had stooped and was scraping at this to see exactly what it was when I heard a muttered exclamation in German and saw the cadaverous face of the colonel looking down at me.
He was a tall, fair man, cadaverous, and a little lackadaisical, with heavy eyelids and a highbridged nose.
The official second-in-command under the Governor was an ex-detective named Greywood Usher, a cadaverous, careful-spoken Yankee philosopher, occasionally varying a very rigid visage with an odd apologetic grimace.
Some approached pure blanching; some had a bluish pallor; some worn by the older characters (which had possibly lain by folded for many a year) inclined to a cadaverous tint, and to a Georgian style.
He was short, cadaverous, and withered, with his head sunk sideways between his shoulders and the breath issuing in visible smoke from his mouth as if he were on fire within.
The cadaverous, half nude varlets that served in the establishment had nothing of poetry in their appearance, nothing of romance, nothing of Oriental splendor.