cadaverous

[kuh-dav-er-uhs]
adjective
1.
of or like a corpse.
2.
pale; ghastly.
3.
haggard and thin.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin cadāverōsus like a corpse. See cadaver, -ous

cadaverously, adverb
cadaverousness, noun
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cadaverous (kəˈdævərəs)
 
adj
1.  of or like a corpse, esp in being deathly pale; ghastly
2.  thin and haggard; gaunt
 
ca'daverously
 
adv
 
ca'daverousness
 
n

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cadaverous
"looking like a corpse," early 15c., from L. cadaverosus "corpse-like," from cadaver (see cadaver).
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cadaverous ca·dav·er·ous (kə-dāv'ər-əs)
adj.

  1. Suggestive of death; corpselike.

  2. Having a corpselike pallor.

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Example sentences
He had a pale face, spider legs, and a cadaverous bale of goods for a body.
The mask, cadaverous and chalk-white, is equipped with sensors that allow a computer to monitor and track its location.
More to the point, the bare stone would look ravaged to him, even cadaverous.
In any event, we'll no longer need to wonder how much more cadaverous a cadaver can look.
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