anile

[ an-ahyl, ey-nahyl ]
/ ˈæn aɪl, ˈeɪ naɪl /

adjective

of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.

Origin of anile

1645–55; < Latin anīlis pertaining to an old woman, equivalent to an(us) old woman + -īlis -ile
Related formsa·nil·i·ty [uh-nil-i-tee] /əˈnɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anility

anile

/ (ˈænaɪl, ˈeɪnaɪl) /

adjective

of or like a feeble old woman
Derived Formsanility (əˈnɪlɪtɪ), noun

Word Origin for anile

C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman
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Medicine definitions for anility (1 of 2)

anility

[ ə-nĭlĭ-tē ]

n.

dotage

Medicine definitions for anility (2 of 2)

anile

[ ănīl′, ānīl′ ]

adj.

Of or like an old woman.
Senile.
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