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 ?
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.
Pride, contempt, defiance, stubbornness, submission, lamentation, succeeded one another; so did varieties of sunken cheek, cadaverous colour, emaciated hands and figures.
He was content to see his friend's cadaverous face opposite him through the steam rising from a tumbler of toddy.
I hate a man to be red and white, like a painted doll, or all sickly white, or smoky black, or cadaverous yellow.
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
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 saw the headmaster; he walked slowly down from the schoolhouse to his own, talking to a big boy who Philip supposed was in the sixth; he was little changed, tall, cadaverous, romantic as Philip remembered him, with the same wild eyes; but the black beard was streaked with gray now and the dark, sallow face was more deeply lined.
He was a lean, somewhat cadaverous man of about her own age, whose profile was turned to them, and he was the partner of a highly-coloured girl, obviously English by birth.
In person he was cadaverous [dead looking] and blackavized [dark faced], and his hair was dressed in long curls, which at a little distance looked like black candles, and gave a singularly threatening expression to his handsome countenance.
George was too busy gloating over the money (for he had never had such a sum before), to mark the countenance or flight of the cadaverous suitor of his sister.
The cadaverous, half nude varlets that served in the establishment had nothing of poetry in their appearance, nothing of romance, nothing of Oriental splendor.