Synonyms for senescent

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : si-nes-uh nt
Phonetic Transcription : sɪˈnɛs ənt

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Définition of senescent

Origin :
  • 1650s, from Latin senescentem (nominative scenescens), present participle of senescere "to grow old," from senex "old" (see senile).
  • As in senile : adj failing in physical and mental capabilities due to old age
  • As in long in the tooth : adj old
  • As in obsolescent : adj becoming obsolete
  • As in aged : adj old
  • As in aging : noun becoming older
Example sentences :
  • I constantly act as phlebotomist to the vanity of the young and to the anecdotage of the senile and senescent.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of a Disappointed Man » by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
  • On this theme she chanted long and lovingly and a hundred coloured, senescent imageries leaped from the song.
  • Extract from : « Nights in London » by Thomas Burke
  • A senescent city; mostly antiquated Spanish architecture,—ponderous archways and earthquake-proof walls.
  • Extract from : « Two Years in the French West Indies » by Lafcadio Hearn
  • The gardener slammed the door of the senescent truck with vehement lack of affection.
  • Extract from : « Greener Than You Think » by Ward Moore
  • Has it not sometimes occurred to you that it is only in the senescent epoch of a nations life that love disappears?
  • Extract from : « The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1 » by Elizabeth Bisland
  • That senescent October moon which a year ago marked the end of love's halcyon would have been a suitable light for such a party.
  • Extract from : « Carnival » by Compton Mackenzie
  • By that sort of piety to which senescent female sinners everywhere and at all times devote themselves she secured new friends.
  • Extract from : « Lucretia Borgia » by Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • The process in which we now find James engaged is mental rather than senescent, but you would hardly guess it to look at him.
  • Extract from : « The Whirligig of Time » by Wayland Wells Williams

Antonyms for senescent

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