Definition of Cadaverous

1. Adjective. Very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold. "Kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

Exact synonyms: Bony, Emaciated, Gaunt, Haggard, Pinched, Skeletal, Wasted
Similar to: Lean, Thin
Derivative terms: Boniness, Bonyness, Gauntness



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a cadaver or corpse. "We had long anticipated his cadaverous end"
Exact synonyms: Cadaveric
Partainyms: Cadaver, Cadaver
Derivative terms: Cadaver, Cadaver

Definition of Cadaverous

1. a. Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look.

Definition of Cadaverous

1. Adjective. Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cadaverous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Cadaverous

1. Having the pallor and appearance resembling a corpse. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cadaverous

cadance
cadances
cadaster
cadasters
cadastral
cadastrally
cadastre
cadastres
cadaver
cadaver dog
cadaveric
cadaveric rigidity
cadaveric spasm
cadaverine
cadaverines
cadaverous (current term)
cadaverously
cadaverousness
cadavers
caddice
caddice-fly
caddice fly
caddices
caddie
caddied
caddies
caddis
caddis-fly
caddis flies
caddis fly

Literary usage of Cadaverous

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1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"Susceptible of only a low degree of organization, as the indurations resulting from low or chronic inflammation, fibro-cartilage, cirrhosis, Ac. cadaverous ..."

2. The Holland House Circle by Lloyd Charles Sanders (1908)
"... jealousy—His caustic comments—His cadaverous appearance—Built of a piece—" Columbus "—Lord Dudley's review —"Human Life"—"Italy"—"Conversation" Sharp—As ..."

3. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1843)
"as many spectres, so cadaverous and unearthly was their general aspect. Then commenced another species of dance, in which each file moved forwards three ..."

4. Chronicles of London Bridge by Richard Thomson (1827)
"imitation of the great Christian pattern, and that dying in the act, they were reduced to such a cadaverous appearance at their decease. ..."

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