ca|dav|er|ous [ kə`dæv(ə)rəs ] adjective FORMAL
extremely thin and looking pale and sick

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  • Cadaverous — Ca*dav er*ous, a. [L. cadaverosus.] 1. Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body. The scent cadaverous. {Ca*dav… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cadaverous — index dead, lifeless (dead) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cadaverous — looking like a corpse, early 15c., from L. cadaverosus corpse like, from cadaver (see CADAVER (Cf. cadaver)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cadaverous — wasted, pinched, *haggard, worn, careworn Analogous words: gaunt, skinny, scrawny, angular, rawboned, lank, lanky, *lean, spare Antonyms: plump, stout Contrasted words: *fleshy, fat, corpulent, obese, portly, rotund …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cadaverous — [adj] pale, corpselike ashen, bag of bones, blanched, bloodless, consumptive, dead, deathlike, deathly, emaciated, exsanguinous, gaunt, ghastly, ghostly, haggard, pallid, peaked, peaky, sallow, shadowy, sick, skeletal, skeletonlike, skin and… …   New thesaurus

  • cadaverous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ resembling a corpse in being very pale, thin, or bony …   English terms dictionary

  • cadaverous — [kə dav′ər əs] adj. [L cadaverosus] of or like a cadaver; esp., pale, ghastly, or gaunt and haggard cadaverously adv. cadaverousness n …   English World dictionary

  • cadaverous — [[t]kədæ̱vərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as cadaverous, you mean they are extremely thin and pale. [WRITTEN] The tall, thin man had a long, cadaverous face …   English dictionary

  • cadaverous — ca|dav|er|ous [kəˈdævərəs] adj literary looking extremely thin, pale, and unhealthy ▪ cadaverous cheeks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cadaverous — adjective formal looking extremely pale, thin, and unhealthy: cadaverous cheeks …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cadaverous — adjective his cadaverous face Syn: (deathly) pale, pallid, ashen, gray, whey faced, sallow, wan, anemic, bloodless, etiolated, corpselike, deathlike; bony, skeletal, emaciated, skin and bones, haggard, gaunt, drawn …   Thesaurus of popular words

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