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Definition of cadaverous:

  1. Having the appearance or color of a dead human body; pale; ghastly; as, a cadaverous look.
  2. Of or pertaining to, or having the qualities of, a dead body.

Synonyms:

pointless, pasty, better, diminished, raddled, scrawny, careworn, doughy, livid, deathly, shrunken, skeletal, osseous, ghostlike, thin, penurious, lanky, colorless, worn, boney, spectral, haggard, squandered, waxen, lurid, adenoidal, mealy, bony, underweight, deadly, lean, nasal, skinny, purposeless, cadaveric, gaunt, impecunious, ghastly, blanched, live, atrophied, wasted, colors, gangling, pinched, otiose, peaked, hard up, tired, anorexic, ashy, ghostly, penniless, osteal, superfluous, senseless, drawn, deathlike, be (all) skin and bone(s), emaciated, paled.

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