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adjective as in failing in physical and mental capabilities due to old age

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The issue is about more than just the heightened risk of a sudden death tilting the balance of power, or a senile leader making important decisions.

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You realize the person's become hopelessly senile, a fact you have to forgive if you ever want to enjoy your time with them.

The General in command of the station was a feeble old man, suffering from senile decay.

He bewailed the loss of his automobile that had perished of senile decay at Aix-en-Provence.

A sickening revolt seized him, aggravated by the smiles of the old woman, who dipped and courtesied before him in senile delight.

The sight of his senile weariness flashed the irony of the whole wild dream into Valmond's mind.

To Average Jones' inquiring gaze on this summer day it opposed the secrecy of a senile indifference.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to senile, such as: aged, ancient, anile, decrepit, doddering, and doting.

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