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senectitude

[ si-nek-ti-tood, -tyood ]
/ sɪˈnɛk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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noun
the last stage of life; old age.
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Origin of senectitude

1790–1800; <Latin senect(ūs) old age (equivalent to senec-, extracted as stem from senex (genitive senis) old man + -tūs abstract noun suffix) + -i- + -tude, on model of plenitude, rectitude, etc.
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How to use senectitude in a sentence

  • Old Thomas Burton was shaven and manicured and betailored into a model of well-nourished—possibly over-nourished—senectitude.

    Destiny|Charles Neville Buck
  • The Archbold had not deigned to make him safe; senectitude had done that.

    Hard Cash|Charles Reade
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