(redirected from anilely)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.


 (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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(ˈænaɪl; ˈeɪnaɪl)
of or like a feeble old woman
[C17: from Latin anīlis, from anus old woman]
anility n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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?"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.