Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Of, pertaining to, or affected by old age; infirm; weak.

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Usage examples "senile":

  1. Spinola, as acute a politician as he was a brilliant commander, at once demonstrated to his Government the impotence of such senile attempts. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.
  2. And he continued to fuss and chat, with that curious mixture of native shrewdness and senile interest in little things which he thought most likely to impress the woman attending him, and trap her into giving him the complete address. - "The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow", Anna Katharine Green.
  3. His voice continued in what Taj Lamor thought of as a senile drone, but the younger man paid scant attention. - "The Black Star Passes", John W Campbell.