To one absurd thing, because it was living, Una could not shut her heart—to the senile canary.
Infantile paradoxy is, however, very different to senile paradoxy.
Then he added: "With all due respect to Mr. Colbrith, he is simply a senile frost!"
The hunger that possessed her made her wag her head as if senile.
Dear Henry, you see that you are not the only pebble on the beach, or toad in the puddle, of senile degeneration!
Her old husband, too, overheard it, and took snuff with a senile chuckle.
In senile fashion, to show off, he recited the names of the Roman emperors, in chronological sequence.
She resented this indignantly; felt that they regarded her as senile.
As a matter of fact, when unassociated with gross pathological lesions, the senile tremor has no such significance.
He paused a moment to control his senile anger and then went quavering on.
1660s, "suited to old age," from French sénile (16c.), from Latin senilis "of old age," from senex (genitive senis) "old, old man," from PIE root *sen- "old" (cf. Sanskrit sanah "old;" Avestan hana- "old;" Old Persian hanata- "old age, lapse of time;" Armenian hin "old;" Greek enos "old, of last year;" Lithuanian senas "old," senis "an old man;" Gothic sineigs "old" (used only of persons), sinistra "elder, senior;" Old Norse sina "dry standing grass from the previous year;" Old Irish sen, Old Welsh hen "old"). Meaning "weak or infirm from age" is first attested 1848.
senile se·nile (sē'nīl', sěn'īl')
Relating to, characteristic of, or resulting from old age.
Exhibiting the symptoms of senility, as impaired memory or the inability to perform certain mental tasks.