In morning, in deshabille, not all the venerability of its age can make it respectable.
What should one of his venerability be doing abroad at such an hour!
Joanna, like so many Americans, was thrilled at the aura of venerability and royal custom surrounding the estate.
early 15c., from Latin venerabilis, from venerari "to worship, revere" (see veneration). As a title, used in reference to ecclesiastics or those who had obtained the first degree of canonization.