Part of speech: adjective

Like a corpse; pale; ghastly.

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Usage examples "cadaverous":

  1. He was on the high road to recovery, but I thought he would never be the same handsome Jack again, so cadaverous was his countenance and so changed his voice. - "A Little Union Scout", Joel Chandler Harris.
  2. The tale was still telling when the hall door slowly opened, and Wisagun, gaunt and cadaverous, the very impersonation of famine, slunk into the room, along with Natappe, and seated himself in a corner near the fire. - "Hudson Bay", R.M. Ballantyne.
  3. If one were to make a full- face drawing of his cadaverous visage it would be found that the outline resembled that of the lid of a coffin. - "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists", Robert Tressell.