palsied

adjective

pal·​sied ˈpȯl-zēd How to pronounce palsied (audio)
: affected with or as if with palsy

Examples of palsied in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here is Method Man in a Hollywood hotel lobby: Shortly after Veronica Webb glides by and Danny Glover ambles through, the Wu star comes striding past the concierge in an extreme-sports pimp-roll—throwing his long arms wildly, swinging his legs outward in a bizarre palsied flail. Chris Norris, SPIN, 27 June 2023 His visitors encountered a palsied, toothless, half-blind figure, unable to rise from his favorite armchair to greet them. Richard Norton Smith, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2019 In some countries, key public service industries are nationalized; in others, they are strictly regulated in a way that goes well beyond our palsied agencies. John B. Judis, New Republic, 24 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palsied was in 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Palsied.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palsied. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

palsied

adjective
pal·​sied ˈpȯl-zēd How to pronounce palsied (audio)
: affected with or as if with palsy

Medical Definition

palsied

adjective
pal·​sied ˈpȯl-zēd How to pronounce palsied (audio)
: affected with palsy

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