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cadaverous

ca·dav·er·ous

cadaverous

 
pronunciation:
k dae v rs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or resembling a corpse; pale and thin or emaciated.
Starvation had given him a cadaverous appearance.
synonyms:
deathlike
antonyms:
plump
similar words:
ashen, chalky, drawn, emaciated, gaunt, ghastly, haggard, hollow-eyed, pale, thin
definition 2: ghastly; ashen.
Her cadaverous face made him think he was seeing a ghost.
synonyms:
ashen, chalky, ghastly, pale, pallid
antonyms:
rosy
similar words:
drawn, emaciated, gaunt, grim, haggard, hollow-eyed, sallow, wan
derivation: cadaverously (adv.)
Word Parts
The word cadaverous contains the following part:
cad, cas, cid2 Latin root that means to fall