[ an-ahyl, ey-nahyl ]
/ ˈæn aɪl, ˈeɪ naɪl /
of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.
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Origin of anile
1645–55; < Latin anīlis pertaining to an old woman, equivalent to an(us) old woman + -īlis -ile
OTHER WORDS FROM anilea·nil·i·ty [uh-nil-i-tee] /əˈnɪl ɪ ti/, noun
Words nearby anile
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British Dictionary definitions for anility
/ (ˈænaɪl, ˈeɪnaɪl) /
of or like a feeble old woman
Derived forms of anileanility (əˈnɪlɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for anile
C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman
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Medical definitions for anility (1 of 2)
[ ə-nĭl′ĭ-tē ]
Medical definitions for anility (2 of 2)
[ ăn′īl′, ā′nīl′ ]
Of or like an old woman.
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