: of or resembling a doddering old woman
especially : senile
anility noun

Word History


Latin anilis, from anus old woman

First Known Use

circa 1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anile was circa 1624

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“Anile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anile. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


: senile
anility noun
plural anilities

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