- Having a gaunt, pale, and deathlike appearance.
- Resembling a dead body in appearance or color.
Late latin cadāverōsus, from latin cadāver corpse.
- The sickly man had a cadaverous complexion.
- The haunted house was filled with cadaverous figures.
- The ghost's cadaverous appearance was enough to make even the bravest person scream.
- The long illness had left her looking cadaverous.
- The cadaverous light of the moon gave everything a ghostly appearance.