Synonyms for elderly

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

Top 10 synonyms for elderly Other synonyms for the word elderly

Définition of elderly

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."
  • adj in old age
Example sentences :
  • "Everything in the world that you want," begged the elderly gentleman.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He smiled' at Miss Gregg, who was elderly and gray, but visibly his creature.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • One was an elderly savage, with a wrinkled, shrewd countenance.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • There was an elderly lady who insisted on telling John all about the gastric juices!
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • A body of elderly gentlemen charged with high duties and misdemeanors.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • An elderly lady whom you do not happen to like; sometimes called, also, a hen, or cat.
  • Extract from : « The Devil's Dictionary » by Ambrose Bierce
  • An elderly spinster; boarders are her distraction as well as a source of income.
  • Extract from : « The Fortune Hunter » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • The parents here were elderly people: people of station, and rich.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • We offered our arm to an elderly female of our acquaintance, who—dear old soul!
  • Extract from : « The Mudfog and Other Sketches » by Charles Dickens
  • Frau Steinmann was, with other elderly ladies of the company, to spend the evening there.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill

Antonyms for elderly

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