Synonyms for decrepitude

Grammar : Noun
Spell : dih-krep-i-tood, -tyood
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈkrɛp ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

Définition of decrepitude

Origin :
  • c.1600, from French décrépitude (14c.), from Latin decrepitus (see decrepit).
  • noun feebleness
Example sentences :
  • Even the infirmities and the decrepitude that afflicted could not deliver him.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • Every one who lived to decrepitude knew that he must expect it.
  • Extract from : « Folkways » by William Graham Sumner
  • The Arab, old as he may have been, showed no signs either of stiffness or decrepitude.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Slaves » by Mayne Reid
  • The wit of the early volumes of Punch is in the last stages of decrepitude.
  • Extract from : « G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study » by Julius West
  • There was, in fact, no evidence of decrepitude anywhere about him.
  • Extract from : « Heart of the Blue Ridge » by Waldron Baily
  • Consequently this "blaze star" of 1866 will bear watching in its decrepitude.
  • Extract from : « Pleasures of the telescope » by Garrett Serviss
  • Yet the war, although in its old age, was not fallen into decrepitude.
  • Extract from : « History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete » by John Lothrop Motley
  • In that moment he seemed to them decrepitude and weakness personified.
  • Extract from : « Quo Vadis » by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • Sin is weakness; idolatry is folly and rebellion; uncleanness is decrepitude.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible » by F. W. Farrar
  • It was but five or six years old; yet it was already in its decrepitude.
  • Extract from : « Across America » by James F. Rusling

Antonyms for decrepitude

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