Verbal Ability - One Word Substitutes - Discussion

Discussion Forum : One Word Substitutes - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve
In questions given below out of four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given word/sentence.

Extreme old age when a man behaves like a fool
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Subhajit Ghosh said:   9 years ago
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".


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.


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".


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.

Gorakala aniruth said:   5 years ago
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.

Anakpe Chukwumaijem said:   5 years ago
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'.

Deepali said:   9 years ago
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.

Prakash Rai said:   6 years ago
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.

Prakash said:   4 years ago
Senile is specifically for mental condition so childish behavior comes from senility but dotage is a close one but its for weakness, not the behavior. I am so sure because we had a poem where 7 stages of life eas shown and the last was senility which says childish behavior.

Even you can go for Google or a dictionary.

Drey said:   7 years ago
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.

Dheeraj said:   9 years ago
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.

SAthish said:   1 decade ago
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.

Vinod said:   1 decade ago
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.

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