Origin of palsied
noun, plural pal·sies.
verb (used with object), pal·sied, pal·sy·ing.
Origin of palsy1
Related Words for palsieddebilitated, disabled, paralyzed, sick, shaking, trembling, diseased, helpless, paralytic, shaky, weak, arthritic, atonic, neurasthenic, rheumatic, sclerotic, spastic, tremorous
Examples from the Web for palsied
Contemporary Examples of palsied
He sketched it quickly, his hand trembling, giving the drawing an awkward, palsied look.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of palsied
I was palsied with doubt, and the golden moments were fleeting, were fleeting.The Bacillus of Beauty
His mind was palsied with his body; its utmost energy was peevishness.Edward Fane's Rosebud (From "Twice Told Tales")
Madison punched the button for me with a palsied, manicured thumb.Measure for a Loner
James Judson Harmon
He became angry and said: "I should rather be palsied in one-half of my body than do so."The Faith of Islam
Trafford uttered a groan of despair, and stood, for an instant, like one palsied.Culm Rock
noun plural -sies
verb -sies, -sying or -sied (tr)
Word Origin for palsy
1540s, from palsy.
"disease causing paralysis," c.1300, palesie, from Anglo-French parlesie, Old French paralisie, from Vulgar Latin *paralysia, from Latin paralysis (see paralysis).