meaning of cadaverous

cadaverous meaning in General Dictionary

getting the appearance or color of a-dead human anatomy pale ghastly as a cadaverous appearance

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  • of or regarding a cadaver or corpse
  • very slim especially from infection or appetite or cold
  • getting the appearance or colour of a dead human anatomy; pale; ghastly; because, a cadaverous look.
  • Of or related to, or getting the attributes of, a deadu000du000a body.

cadaverous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"looking like a corpse," early 15c., from Latin cadaverosus "corpse-like," from cadaver (see cadaver). Relevant: Cadaverously; cadaverousness.

Sentence Examples with the word cadaverous

They possess a quite dazzling and transcendent beauty which separates them by a wide interval from the cadaverous cod and haddock whose fame is trumpeted in our streets.

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