un elderly

elderly

[el-der-lee]
adjective
1.
somewhat old; near old age: a resort for elderly people.
2.
of or pertaining to persons in later life.

Origin:
1605–15; elder1 + -ly

elderliness, noun
nonelderly, noun
unelderly, adjective


1. See old.
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elderly (ˈɛldəlɪ)
 
adj
a.  quite old; past middle age
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the elderly Related: geriatric
 
Related: geriatric
 
usage  Referring to any group using the formula the elderly, the disabled is nowadays felt to be inappropriate because it glosses over people's individuality and perpetuates stereotypes. It is preferable to use phrases such as disabled people and so forth. Many people also prefer to talk about older rather than elderly people for similar reasons
 
'elderliness
 
n

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elderly
1610s, from elder + -ly (1).
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