[si-nek-ti-tood, -tyood]


the last stage of life; old age.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for senectitude

Historical Examples of senectitude

  • The Archbold had not deigned to make him safe; senectitude had done that.

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    Charles Reade