cadaverousness

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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