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 (ăn′īl′, ā′nīl′)
Unable to think clearly or infirm because of old age.

[Latin anīlis, from anus, old woman.]

a·nil′i·ty (ə-nĭl′ĭ-tē) n.


(ˈænaɪl; ˈeɪnaɪl)
of or like a feeble old woman
[C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman]
anility n


(ˈæn aɪl, ˈeɪ naɪl)

of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.
[1645–55; < Latin anīlis of an old woman =an(us) old woman + -īlis -ile2]
a•nil•i•ty (əˈnɪl ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.anile - of or like a feeble old womananile - of or like a feeble old woman  
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?"
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James Anile III is editor of the Daily Caller News Foundation.
s restructuring of its upholstery fabrics business, Dominick Anile has been named vice president of sales and Liam Waters has been named director of design and merchandising for upholstery fabrics.
Quo tinctus undis baptismi piacularibus, anile commentum est; eum tunc, abiectis bufonibus, lilia pro symbolo usurpasse, quae neque memorant antiqui scriptores neque ulla Regis monumenta subministrant," 177.