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1. elderly

adjective. ['ˈɛldɝli'] advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables).

Synonyms

  • old
  • older
  • senior

Antonyms

  • green
  • fresh
  • new
  • junior

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • elder (English)
  • eldra (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Elderly

  • ackerly
  • baggerly
  • beverly
  • bitterly
  • brierly
  • brotherly
  • byerly
  • casserly
  • caverly
  • cheverly
  • circularly
  • cleverly
  • coberly
  • conerly
  • connerly
  • disorderly
  • dubberly
  • eagerly
  • easterly
  • eatherly

How do you pronounce elderly?

Pronounce elderly as ˈɛldərli.

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Sentences with elderly


1. Adjective
These are also easy for the elderly to put together.

Quotes about elderly


1. There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible."The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions."Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.
- Woody Allen, Annie Hall: Screenplay

2. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

3. the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
- Andy Rooney

2. elderly

noun. ['ˈɛldɝli'] people who are old collectively.

Synonyms

  • aged
  • cohort
  • age bracket

Antonyms

  • inexperienced
  • immature
  • modern
  • current

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • elder (English)
  • eldra (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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