a : of or relating to a corpse
b : suggestive of corpses or tombs
— ca·dav·er·ous·ly adverb
Examples of CADAVEROUS
- A tall, cadaverous man led us into the library.
- <everyone always looks cadaverous in the winter>
First Known Use of CADAVEROUS
Related to CADAVEROUS
- ashen, ashy, blanched, pale, doughy, livid, lurid, mealy, paled, pallid, pasty, peaked, wan
- blooming, florid, flush, full-blooded, glowing, red, rosy, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine
ca·dav·er·ous adjective \kə-ˈdav-(ə-)rəs\ (Medical Dictionary)
: of or relating to a corpse
of a complexion : being pallid or livid like a corpse
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