dotard


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dot·ard

 (dō′tərd)
n.
A person who is in his or her dotage.

[Middle English, from doten, to dote.]

dotard

(ˈdəʊtəd)
n
a person who is weak-minded, esp through senility
[C14: from dote + -ard]
ˈdotardly adj

do•tard

(ˈdoʊ tərd)

n.
a senile person.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dotard - an oldster in his dotage; someone whose age has impaired his intellect
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In the first place he was sorry that Natasha, for whom he cared more than for anyone else in the family, should be lost to the home; and secondly, from his hussar point of view, he regretted not to have been there to show that fellow Bolkonski that connection with him was no such great honor after all, and that if he loved Natasha he might dispense with permission from his dotard father.
Bid the soldiers forward, and give the dotard the same choice that you give all his countrymen--to stand aside or be trampled on
Though the good people of the Parsonage never went to the Hall and shunned the horrid old dotard its owner, yet they kept a strict knowledge of all that happened there, and were looking out every day for the catastrophe for which Miss Horrocks was also eager.
And this, like every other trouble and anxiety I have had of late times, springs from that old dotard and his darling child--two wretched feeble wanderers
The man, the woman and their litter'--so ran the words of the dotard bailiff.
The gentleman next door had been vilified by Nicholas; rudely stigmatised as a dotard and an idiot; and for these attacks upon his understanding, Mrs Nickleby was, in some sort, accountable.
I attended the public lectures, but I no longer paid any attention to the professors, who, in my opinion, were a set of dotards.
dotard," Kim retorted -- while threatening to reduce East Asia to a postatomic wasteland.
Last year, North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were hurling kindergarten insults at each other -- "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission," said Trump of Kim; "mentally deranged US dotard," Kim retorted -- while threatening to reduce East Asia to a post-atomic wasteland.
Last year, North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump were hurling kindergarten insults at each other "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission," said Trump of Kim "mentally deranged US dotard," Kim retorted while threatening to reduce East Asia to a post-atomic wasteland.
As soon as my weapons programme is a success the senile dotard rushes here and falls at my feet.
As soon as my weapons programme is a success, the senile dotard comes here & falls at my feet.