anility

anile

[an-ahyl, ey-nahyl]
adjective
of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.

Origin:
1645–55; < Latin anīlis pertaining to an old woman, equivalent to an(us) old woman + -īlis -ile

anility [uh-nil-i-tee] , noun
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anile (ˈænaɪl, ˈeɪnaɪl)
 
adj
of or like a feeble old woman
 
[C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman]
 
anility
 
n

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anile an·ile (ān'īl', ā'nīl')
adj.

  1. Of or like an old woman.

  2. Senile.

anility a·nil·i·ty (ə-nĭl'ĭ-tē)
n.
See dotage.

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