Origin of cadaverous
Examples from the Web for cadaverous
A cadaverous being dwells there; his sepulchral voice bids us enter, and his sepulchral look—shall we say welcomes us?
This creation is a tall, cadaverous individual, who sits on the small of his back in a morris-chair and smokes a pipe.Uncle Sam Detective|William Atherton Du Puy
After the fans had begun to move again, the cadaverous minister rose from his seat and in harsh, nasal tones announced the hymn.With Edge Tools|Hobart Chatfield-Taylor
His spare and cadaverous figure was always clothed in dark colours.A Winter Amid the Ice|Jules Verne
His tall thin body stoops ominously and his cadaverous face is more grave and ascetic than ever.Don Orsino|F. Marion Crawford
"looking like a corpse," early 15c., from Latin cadaverosus "corpse-like," from cadaver (see cadaver). Related: Cadaverously; cadaverousness.