from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Suggestive of death; corpselike: a cadaverous odor.
- adj. Of corpselike pallor; pallid: "I saw a cadaverous face appear at a small window” ( Charles Dickens).
- adj. Emaciated; gaunt: a cadaverous mongrel picking through the garbage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly.
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a dead body; especially, having the appearance or color of the body of a dead person; pale; wan; ghastly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
- adj. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
I keep thinking the word cadaverous but I know that’s wrong because I just like saying cadavers.
Those hells are therefore named accordingly; some are called cadaverous, some stercoraceous, some urinous, and so on.
Before he went, he formally thanked his wife -- who hardly spoke to him unless she was obliged -- for her attention to his mother, and then lingered a little, looking no less "cadaverous," certainly, than when he had gone away, and apparently desiring to say more.
Later, they would fall out over Louisa's desire to wear rouge in order to attenuate the "cadaverous" pallor of her complexion, which offended her husband's puritan sensibilities.
Her cadaverous face drives her parents and friends to despair, but even so she refuses to feed herself.
Vampires uncloaked, from ‘Nosferatu’ to ‘Twilight’ www. buffalonews.com: He was a tall, cadaverous old man with white hair and eyebrows so bushy they almost created a unibrow.
Obama was always far more popular than the cadaverous Mr. Nelson.
In the past I was used to seeing a statue or banner of the Virgen de Guadalupe hanging from a bus's rear-view mirror, but now often the cadaverous figure of La Santa Muerte has become more and more common.
I highlight the merits of pickling chicken feet only because poultry claws take on an intriguingly cadaverous look when pickled.
These benighted souls have no idea how cadaverous and ghostly their ‘sanity’ appears as the intense throng of Dionysiac revelers sweeps past them p.