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dotage n : mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations [syn: second childhood, senility]

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From from doten to dote


  1. a feeble and aging mind; senility

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advanced age, advanced years, age, age of retirement, an incurable disease, anility, blind faith, caducity, childishness, credulity, credulousness, debility, decline, decline of life, declining years, decrepitude, disposition to believe, dotardism, ease of belief, eld, elderliness, feebleness, fondness, green old age, gross credulity, hale old age, hoary age, infatuation, infirm old age, infirmity, infirmity of age, longevity, old age, oldness, overcredulity, overcredulousness, overopenness to conviction, overtrustfulness, pensionable age, rash conviction, ricketiness, ripe old age, second childhood, senectitude, senile debility, senile dementia, senile psychosis, senile weakness, senilism, senility, senior citizenship, superannuation, the downward slope, the golden years, trustfulness, uncritical acceptance, uncriticalness, unquestioning belief, unripe acceptation, unskepticalness, unsuspectingness, unsuspiciousness, vale of years, white hairs, will to believe, willingness to believe, wishful belief, wishful thinking
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