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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
See also synonyms for: cadaverousness
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antonyms for cadaverous

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  • flushed
  • lifelike
  • lively
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How to use cadaverous in a sentence

The first three occurred during major surgeries decades earlier, when doctors cooled his body to cadaverous temperatures and stopped his heart to repair major arteries weakened by an inherited disorder called Marfan syndrome.
PABLO SÁNCHEZ, LONGTIME WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT AND PRODUCER FOR UNIVISION, DIES OF COVID-19STEVE THOMPSONMARCH 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
A lean, cadaverous boy from along the mountain, a born enemy of the lads of the village, had dared me.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Caroline's first child is a pale, cadaverous little girl that will not live.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
He had a particularly imperturbable butler with a cadaverous sad face and an eye of rigid disapproval.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
The cadaverous man in the blue jacket turned to the man in the black garment of similar cut.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
"Capitalistic dictatorships, he means," the cadaverous man in the blue jacket explained.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
Cadaverous, simply because he was too parsimonious to provide sufficient nourishing food to meet the demands of such a huge body.
THREE LITTLE WOMENGABRIELLE E. JACKSON
He drew up with such an inhuman gleam in his cadaverous eyes that the customs man drew back.
THE FALSE CHEVALIERWILLIAM DOUW LIGHTHALL
He is a fearful-looking deity, cadaverous as a skeleton, and wrapped in a winding sheet.
STORIES OF OLD GREECE AND ROMEEMILIE KIP BAKER
There was the same slouching gait; the same cadaverous face covered with a black beard.
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ARSENE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARMAURICE LEBLANC
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WORDS RELATED TO CADAVEROUS

  • anemic
  • blanched
  • cadaverous
  • colorless
  • ghastly
  • gray
  • leaden
  • pale
  • pallid
  • pasty
  • sallow
  • wan
  • white
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