doddering


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dod·der·ing

 (dŏd′ər-ĭng)
adj. Derogatory
Trembling, tottering, or exhibiting mental impairment associated with aging.

doddering

(ˈdɒdərɪŋ)
adj
shaky, feeble, or infirm, esp from old age

dod•der•ing

(ˈdɒd ər ɪŋ)

also dod•der•y

(-ə ri)

adj.
shaky or trembling, as from old age; tottering.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.doddering - mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"

doddering

doddering

adjective
Exhibiting the mental and physical deterioration often accompanying old age:
Translations

doddering

[ˈdɒdərɪŋ] doddery [ˈdɒdərɪ] ADJrenqueante, chocho (pej)

doddering

[ˈdɒdərɪŋ] doddery [ˈdɒdəri] adj (= unsteady) → chancelant(e)

doddering

, doddery
adj (esp Brit) persontaperig

doddering

[ˈdɒdərɪŋ] doddery [ˈdɒdərɪ] adjmalfermo/a sulle gambe
References in classic literature ?
He made a slight motion to me to approach him, and instantly, as he turned his face half round to the company once more, subsided into a doddering, loose-lipped senility.
The front door was open, so we rushed in and hurried from room to room to the amazement of a doddering old manservant, who met us in the passage.
And then to prepare yourself, find two doddering old ladies, and go abroad with them.
One night while we were away that old numskull Thornbury was doddering about the passages very late.
I cadged tobacco, poor cheap tobacco, from poor doddering old chaps trembling on the edge of dissolution.
He reeled and swayed, doddering like a drunken man to keep from falling.
The omelette ready, we sat down at table and were silently eating, when the door was pushed open and an old woman, dressed in rags, leaning on a stick, her head doddering, her white hair hanging loosely over her wrinkled forehead, appeared on the threshold.
And all the time that she had been saying those things to him that night of their last meeting she had been engaged to another man, a fat, bald, doddering, senile fool, whose only merit was his money.
But it comes with a little disappointment on behalf of Jason Thorpe (Jeeves) and Christopher Ryan (Jeeves' doddering old butler colleague Seppings).
Most glaring of all: Sarandon plays Tammy's doddering grandmother, Pearl, with whom Tammy goes on a female-bonding road trip (yes, obvious echoes of "Thelma and Louise'').
Fearful of the repercussions for his father's health, David agrees to indulge Woody's fantasy and he accompanies the doddering patriarch on his journey to the offices of the lottery company.
Fearful for his father's health, David accompanies the doddering patriarch on his journey.