Verbal Ability - One Word Substitutes - Discussion

Discussion :: One Word Substitutes - Section 1 (Q.No.1)

In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.

1. 

Extreme old age when a man behaves like a fool

[A]. Imbecility
[B]. Senility
[C]. Dotage
[D]. Superannuation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Nisha said: (Oct 6, 2010)  
Mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

Sathish said: (Oct 31, 2010)  
usage:(examples)
1.In his dotage, the old man is collecting all kinds of shiny stones taking them for precious ones, and preserves them as priceless possessions.
2.In her dotage, the old lady insists on everyone listening to the stories of her romantic youth.

Awish Mirza said: (Nov 22, 2010)  
Mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

Sexica said: (Jan 20, 2011)  
The mental and physical deterioration associated with aging.

senility

Nikhil said: (Mar 6, 2011)  
'senility' seems to be the most closest to the given phrase or sentence..

Xyz said: (Mar 17, 2011)  
Senility that is senile relate to old age people only and not their behaviour. Related to fondness!

Shakti said: (Apr 4, 2011)  
In her dotage she start sharing her romanticd days with her grand children.

Yogesh Solanke said: (Apr 7, 2011)  
Dotage is correctone because thereis dot in age so called dot age.

Pavan said: (Jun 1, 2011)  
Senility that is senile relate to old age people only and not their behaviour. Related to fondness!

Vinod said: (Aug 26, 2011)  
Regular payment made into a fund by an employee towards a future pension is superannuation. Losing mental abilities with age is senility. Imbecile is a stupid person. Period of life in wich a person is old and weak is dotage.

So answer is senility.

Milon said: (Aug 29, 2011)  
Yes senility is the answer, I referred various dictionaries they are telling same as Vinod, and do-tage is not related to a fool at any stretch of imagination.

Dhanilan said: (Aug 30, 2011)  
Yes senile is the answer. Please don't publish the wrong answers because many rely on this resource!

Abhash said: (Sep 9, 2011)  
Both senility and dotage are the answers.

Samrat said: (Dec 28, 2011)  
Its dotage because people behave out of their mind.

Praveen said: (Apr 25, 2012)  
Dotage ~ noun very rare
1. mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

Himanshu said: (May 16, 2012)  
Mental infermity of conceqences old age is called:sometimes sown by fool

Ubtej said: (Aug 31, 2012)  
Dotage and senility are synonyms.

Siva Kokkiligadda said: (Sep 21, 2012)  
Old age, especially with some loss of mental ability.

Prerna said: (Oct 3, 2012)  
The period of life in which a person is old and weak: "you could live here and look after me in my dotage".

Lisha Shajahan said: (Feb 15, 2013)  
Noun:
The period of life in which a person is old and weak: "you could live here and look after me in my dotage".

or

The state of having the intellect impaired, esp. through old age; senility.

and

Synonyms:
senility

Sai said: (Dec 14, 2013)  
Dotage means old age, especially with some loss of mental ability.

R.Srinivas said: (Dec 21, 2013)  
Dotage and senility are seems to be an similar meanings. I thought both are correct.

Pranahita said: (Jan 4, 2014)  
Dotage and senility both mean the same.

Vidhya said: (Feb 3, 2014)  
Mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations.

Ankush said: (Feb 15, 2014)  
Dotage mean old age, loss of mental ability.

Shakil Ahmad said: (Mar 5, 2014)  
A is the father of B and B is not the son of A so, who is B?

Pooja Shetty said: (May 4, 2014)  
I agree with senility because senility is a mental illness that affects some old people and that causes them to become confused and to forget things.

Daniel said: (Jun 8, 2014)  
According to my thesaurus dictionary, the answer Senility is perfect. Dotage only means loss of strength and concentration.

Dheeraj said: (Jul 13, 2014)  
Meaning of SENILITY:

* Mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations.
* The state of being senile.

Meaning of DOTAGE:

* Mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations.

Prayesh said: (Aug 6, 2014)  
Well that clearly refers to the word DOTART which means the silly old man.

Dr. C. Palanivelrajan said: (Sep 3, 2014)  
It is evident in Shakespeare's King Lear. The king fails to judge his own daughters intention. Finally he suffers because of his judgement and dotage.

Deepali said: (Oct 16, 2014)  
Imbecility: stupid or inane behavior.

Senility: refers to mental deterioration that often comes with old age, as in severe memory problems. If you find your shoes in the fridge or accidentally call your son by the dog's name, you may wonder if senility is Kicking in.

Superannuation: the act of discharging someone because of age.(especially to cause someone to retire from service on a pension).

Dotage: the mental decline that many elderly people eventually experience. Those in their dotage sometimes act silly or forgetful.

Subhajit Ghosh said: (Dec 2, 2014)  
Noun: Dotage; plural noun: Dotages.

The period of life in which a person is old and weak.
"You could live here and look after me in my dotage".

Synonyms:

Declining years, winter/autumn of one's life; advanced years, old age, elderliness, agedness, oldness, senescence, senility, superannuation, decrepitude, second childhood; literary yield; rare caducity.

Antonyms: Childhood.

Adjective:

Senile (of a person) having or showing the weaknesses or diseases of old age, especially a loss of mental faculties.

"She couldn't cope with her senile husband".

Synonyms:

Doddering, doddery, decrepit, aged, long in the tooth, senescent, failing, declining, infirm, feeble, unsteady, in one's dotage, losing one's faculties, in one's second childhood, mentally confused, suffering from Alzheimer's (disease) , suffering from senile dementia; More.

Antonyms: In the prime of life (of a condition) characteristic of or caused by old age.

"Senile decay".

Senility : The condition of being senile.

Syed Sadiq said: (Jan 18, 2015)  
If someone is in their dotage, they are very old and becoming weak. (Even in his dotage, the Professor still sits on the committee).

Rahul said: (Mar 25, 2015)  
Both 'Senility' and 'Dotage' are synonyms.

Shilpa Sinni said: (Jul 3, 2015)  
Dotage is correct answer. In the given question. It ask about the mental ability. And behavior, and senility is a stage of life and old age is synonyms of it.

Pankaj said: (Jul 8, 2015)  
Senility is more closer.

Vishal Kumar Gupta said: (Jul 23, 2015)  
Senility is a correct answer, it is more suitable than dotage.

Samaira said: (Aug 10, 2015)  
Senility is bodily and mental deterioration due to old age dotage is loss of mental acuity due to aging, behaves like fool.

Debajyoti said: (Aug 24, 2015)  
A decline of mental faculties, especially as associated with old age; senility.

2. Excessive fondness; foolish affection.

A.Saravanan said: (Dec 10, 2015)  
Dotage ->The period of life one is old and weak.

Archna said: (Mar 12, 2016)  
Dotage is right option.

Foysal said: (Apr 8, 2016)  
As a noun, the difference between dotage and senility is that dotage is a decline in judgment and other cognitive functions, associated with aging.

Senility is (uncountable) senescence, the bodily and mental deterioration associated with old age.

Raushan said: (Jun 3, 2016)  
Dotage - a period of in which men feel old.

Senility - 2nd childhood.

Superannation - a pension paid govt employee.

Imbecility - Imbecile was a medical category of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability.

Lavesh said: (Sep 23, 2016)  
Thank you @Raushan for your explanation.

Abic said: (Feb 21, 2017)  
Please tell me the right option of this question. Which one is correct answer?

Drey said: (Mar 18, 2017)  
Senility should be the answer. Senile is having or showing the weaknesses or diseases of old age, especially a loss of mental faculties, whereas dotage is the period of life where the person is old and weak. This is my opinion.

It would be really helpful if someone posts the right answer as soon as possible.

Alam Tabrej said: (Mar 23, 2017)  
Thanks for all your explanation of the answer.

Mithlesh said: (May 20, 2017)  
Dotage should be the answer I guess. Because the question is asking the phase of life when a man acts like a fool. It's not asking the word for acting like a fool in old age. Just notice the slight difference.

Hamshini said: (Jun 3, 2017)  
Dotage -the period of life in which a person is old and weak.

Synonyms-declining years, old age.

So, dotage is a right option. Thanks for all your explanation.

Balasaheb Bhalerao said: (Oct 18, 2017)  
Dotage means 0% growth in age.

Prakash Rai said: (Jan 17, 2018)  
Senility is the correct answer as dotage means the period of life in which a person is old and weak. Suppose if we frame a sentence using dotage then it is as follows:- Nowadays girls are considered as a pillar of support in their parents dotage.

Using Senile:-Mary could not cope up with hier senile husband and ran away from her house.

Tanzil said: (Jan 21, 2018)  
I guess dotage and senility both meaning is same.

Rahul said: (Feb 7, 2018)  
It is a period of life in which a person is old and week.

Krishan Janghu said: (Feb 14, 2018)  
What is the opposite of dotage?

Srishti Garg said: (Jun 20, 2018)  
Senility is the correct one. Because senility- the state of being senile while dotage- the time when one is not so string as before it can be mental or physical.

Gorakala Aniruth said: (Jul 17, 2018)  
Imbecility:- if you are feeble of mind or weak on grasping things. This condition is said to be imbecility.
Example:- he fell into melancholy (addiction) of drugs, imbecility and at last got mad.

Senile:- it is the adjective for the specific loss of one's mind.
Example:- He keeps forgetting things: I think he's getting senile.

Dotage:- as same as senile but the main difference of senile and dotage is a noun for the time in one's life when one is aged and not as strong as before. Whereas Senility is the state of being when one is senile, an adjective for the specific loss of one's mind as one age.

Lustre said: (Oct 24, 2018)  
Senility should be the correct answer.

Anakpe Chukwumaijem said: (May 20, 2019)  
A fool is a person who you think behaves or speaks in a way that lacks intelligence or good judgement.

Senility is the state of behaving in a confused or strange way, and unable to remember things, because you are old. 'Be in your dotage' means to be old and not always able to think clearly. When one can not think clearly (dotage) , he/she lacks intelligence and so behaves like a fool. But when one behaves in a confused way or is unable to remember things (senility), it doesn't necessarily mean he behaves like a fool.

So, the correct answer is 'dotage'.

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