Cadaverous is a pretty challenging word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of cadaverous, followed by 36 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
EXAMPLES - Cadaverous in a Sentence
- They were a pitiable lot, almost naked, hungry and cadaverous. (source)
- What friends would put her up, besides the cadaverous-looking Stark? (source)
- | Reply | Permalink the conventioneers look, by and large, cadaverous. (source)
- Hook his cadaverous legs up to some electrodes and his foot taps uncontrollably. (source)
- Even when he was young, the cadaverous Burroughs looked a few steps from death's door. (source)
- The whole top of his head looks cadaverous, like it's been coated in funeral parlor wax. (source)
- His physique might be meaty or cadaverous, furry or rubberized, or covered with lizard scales. (source)
- "Social Darwinism" within a cadaverous "system" that must be propped and puppeted to appear alive. (source)
- A stupid warmonger, an 'independent' warmonger, a monomaniacal warmonger, and a cadaverous warmonger. (source)
- Lonny Zone stepped forward, tall and cadaverous, moving with the slow undersea grace of his addiction. (source)
- Her cadaverous face drives her parents and friends to despair, but even so she refuses to feed herself. (source)
- Today, all that's left of Jonestown is a legacy of the cadaverous consequences blind idolatry can bring. (source)
- Brother Ambrose was tall-even taller than Jamie-and cadaverous, with the long, drooping face of a basset hound. (source)
- - Archie - Ah yes, I'd forgotten the dead hand of Murdoch where the cadaverous integrity of The Times is concerned. (source)
- There were hardly any black coats or round hats now, but smock frocks, blouses, caps, and bristling and cadaverous heads. (source)
- Peter Cushing, the cadaverous star of many a postwar British horror movie, reconceptualized Holmes as an enigmatic brooder. (source)
- I highlight the merits of pickling chicken feet only because poultry claws take on an intriguingly cadaverous look when pickled. (source)
- And the teen vampire movie Twilight is ribbed, as Ker's cadaverous Lothario gets shirty when repeatedly told how tasty garlic is. (source)
- The cadaverous white field against the dense charcoal silhouettes reminded me of Sargent's Madame X, at once ravishing and ruined. (source)
- He looked positively cadaverous, his white shirt stained with sweat and his smock dangling off his neck as if it were hanging on a hook. (source)
- We can leave for future acquisitions such landmark works as the cadaverous "Death's Head," which Picasso made during the darkest years of the Nazi Occupation. (source)
- I had stooped and was scraping at this to see exactly what it was when I heard a muttered exclama - tion in German and saw the cadaverous face of the colonel looking down at me. (source)
- His last notable film role was as a cadaverous-looking Souvarine, the Russian anarchist preaching violent action by the miners in Claude Berri's Zola adaptation, Germinal (1993). (source)
- New York commercial real estate may be about as cadaverous a field as New York media, but Newmark has been winning some notable battles in the ceaseless blood feud between city brokerages. (source)
- In the past I was used to seeing a statue or banner of the Virgen de Guadalupe hanging from a bus's rear-view mirror, but now often the cadaverous figure of La Santa Muerte has become more and more common. (source)
- She hadn't quite known what to expect, but she had a blurry idea of a tall, cadaverous, elderly man in a black three-piece suit with a wing collar and pince-nez who would address her as "My dear Mrs. Westmacott." (source)
- They joined her at Sunday brunch on the lanai, cadaverous Ma, hairy Amo, smooth Chip, a comic threesome always somewhat overdressed for the heat -- the men in plantation hats, long-sleeved shirts, white shoes, and kukui-nut leis. (source)
- At a sumptuous party given by Bill's obscenely wealthy friend Victor (Sydney Pollack), Bill almost strays upstairs with two models while Alice flirts with a bizarre Hungarian man who looks like one of the cadaverous party-goers from The Shining. (source)
- CBS Films Daniel Radcliffe in 'The Woman in Black' Another problem is Mr. Watkins' shameless use of jump-scare tactics, which include cadaverous faces looming out of mirrors, windows, keyholes and anything else into which a character might peer, poke or peak. (source)
- Before he went, he formally thanked his wife -- who hardly spoke to him unless she was obliged -- for her attention to his mother, and then lingered a little, looking no less "cadaverous," certainly, than when he had gone away, and apparently desiring to say more. (source)
- The late-life conversion of this greasy, cadaverous bagman apparently heralds not only a filibuster-proof majority for the Democrats (once they are joined by that guy who used to be on Saturday Night Live), but also the potential death of the entire Republican Party! (source)
- We see Holmes as a college student just developing his ideas about detection when the travails of a fellow Oxfordian bring him face to face with future arch nemesis Moriarty (played by the cadaverous Gustav von Seyffertitz, who is so morbid you assume his day job is as an undertaker). (source)
- It was fun, until Cassie fell off the back of a motorcycle, and my parents remembered me, and started to use my name in sentences in a way that seemed to me excessive, and began asking to spend time with me, their cadaverous eyes haunted, their skin stretched tightly over remaining flesh. (source)
- And I was still hunting in my memory for its owner when my attention was diverted by a thunderclap below me as the door to the lobby flew open to admit the cadaverous, breathless figure of Mr. Julius Bogarde, alias Bogey, my late mathematics teacher and chief luminary of the Sanctuary's ill-fated Outward Bound Club. (source)
- Periodically, someone with concave cheekbones and cadaverous eye sockets who is not a twenty-year-old celebrity with an eating disorder steps forward to endorse the notion that less is more when it comes to food and mortality, and scientists have been working the idea with lower life forms, rats and worms and the like, since the 1930s. (source)
- Each morning at approximately 8.45 any number of yummy mummies, trolling their kids and dogs across the balding sward of Clapham Common might witness this curious spectacle: a tall, slightly cadaverous man, pacing along at speed and ignoring the Jack Russell that nips at his heels while addressing an invisible interlocutor in heavily London-accented French. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 36 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "cadaverous" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 27 synonyms for cadaverous.
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 bones, spectral, thin, wan, wasted
We have 3 antonyms for cadaverous.
flushed, lifelike, lively
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of cadaverous from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Suggestive of death; corpselike: a cadaverous odor.
- (adjective) Of corpselike pallor; pallid: "I saw a cadaverous face appear at a small window” ( Charles Dickens).
- (adjective) Emaciated; gaunt: a cadaverous mongrel picking through the garbage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly.
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Pertaining to a dead body; especially, having the appearance or color of the body of a dead person; pale; wan; ghastly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
- (adjective) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold