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  • nounold age
  • nounfeebleness in old age

synonyms for senility

  • age
  • decline
  • dotage
  • feebleness
  • senescence
  • anility
  • second childhood
  • senectitude
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antonyms for senility

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  • strength
  • adolescence
  • childhood
  • infancy
  • prime of life
  • youth
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How to use senility in a sentence

We, fools as we are, know how to pay the proper respect that is due to senility and second-childishness.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, APRIL 6, 1895VARIOUS
It would seem that we lawyers have taken insufficient account of the characteristics of senility.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
I should like to add to what precedes, that senility presents fact and judgment together.
CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGYHANS GROSS
The deep red hue of a frosty and vigorous senility still coloured their unwrinkled faces.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTIONVARIOUS
Those who have clung so hard to their bodies, must galvanise them again with rheumatism and senility and mortgage-ridden minds.
THE HIVEWILL LEVINGTON COMFORT
Greece, the most intellectual of all nations of all times, died in mental senility of moral paralysis.
THE WHENCE AND THE WHITHER OF MANJOHN MASON TYLER
Pratt, who had been waiting for hours with the angry impatience of senility, met them at the door, truculent as a terrier.
THE TYRANNY OF THE DARKHAMLIN GARLAND
Theirs was no passing in gradual waning of strength and quiet dissolution; not even in senility.
FEMINISM AND SEX-EXTINCTIONARABELLA KENEALY
Therefore we often find senility among young men of the upper classes.
WOMAN AND SOCIALISMAUGUST BEBEL
A weakness seemed to have come over the people, as if they were in the last stage of senility.
HISTORY OF THE JEWS, VOL. I (OF 6)HEINRICH GRAETZ
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SENILITY

  • adolescence
  • adulthood
  • boyhood
  • childhood
  • dotage
  • elderliness
  • girlhood
  • infancy
  • life
  • lifetime
  • majority
  • maturity
  • middle age
  • milestone
  • old age
  • senility
  • seniority
  • wear and tear
  • youth
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.