Synonyms of elderly in English:



  • she has an elderly mother in a nursing home
    aged, old, mature, older, senior, ancient, venerable; advanced in years, getting on, ageing; in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills; grey, grey-haired, grey-bearded, grizzled, hoary; past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be; decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world, senile, superannuated; septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian
    informal past it, over the hill, no spring chicken
    formal senescent
    rare longevous
    [Antonyms] young
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  • (the elderly) purpose-built accommodation for the elderly
    old people, older people, elderly people, elders, geriatrics, senior citizens, (old-age) pensioners, OAPs, retired people; North Americanseniors, retirees, golden agers
    informal (golden) oldies, wrinklies
    North American informal oldsters, woopies
    [Antonyms] the young
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