Synonyms for elderliness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : el-der-lee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛl dər li

Définition of elderliness

Origin :
  • 1610s, from elder + -ly (1). Old English ealdorlic meant "chief, princely, excellent, authentic." Old English also had related eldernliche "of old time," literally "forefatherly."
  • noun age
Example sentences :
  • I fancied even her bland face smiled, as might elderliness on youth.
  • Extract from : « Henry Brocken » by Walter J. de la Mare
  • This put Cluny on Delia's defence, and he praised her youth, and hinted at his own elderliness.
  • Extract from : « The Trespasser, Complete » by Gilbert Parker

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