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cadaverous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cadaverous

(adj) very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Synonyms : bony , emaciated , gaunt , haggard , pinched , skeletal , wasted
Example Sentence
  • emaciated bony hands
  • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys
  • eyes were haggard and cavernous
  • small pinched faces
  • kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration

(adj) of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
Synonyms : cadaveric
Example Sentence
  • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cadaverous

the presence of a carnivorous(feeding on flesh) makes you cadaverous.
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by emdmehr

you may relate the word with kadha(a hindi word) (a yuck tasting drink you are forcefully made to drink if you are ill) cadaverous = kada + rus = sick looking person
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by atishceramics

Devar is cadaverous and may turn into a cadaver
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by rawaldelhi@gmail.com

Dave studying cad, iam aver he will look like dead body pale & dull
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by sansecretcp

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