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septuagenarian Syllabification: sep·tu·a·ge·nar·i·an
Pronunciation: /sepCHo͞oəjəˈnerēən/

Definition of septuagenarian in English:


A person who is from 70 to 79 years old.
Example sentences
  • Japan's parliament, or Diet, has more septuagenarians and octogenarians than almost any other, and they are ill-prepared for radical changes.
  • It was staffed largely by senior citizens, and junkets of septuagenarians made up a large portion of the visitors.
  • And the film, as it turns out, is a touching, beautifully told story about two septuagenarians who, 50 years after their adolescent romance, bump into each other once more and fall in love all over again.


Late 18th century: from Latin septuagenarius (based on septuaginta 'seventy') + -an.

Words that rhyme with septuagenarian

agrarian, antiquarian, apiarian, Aquarian, Arian, Aryan, authoritarian, barbarian, Bavarian, Bulgarian, Caesarean (US Cesarean), centenarian, communitarian, contrarian, Darien, disciplinarian, egalitarian, equalitarian, establishmentarian, fruitarian, Gibraltarian, grammarian, Hanoverian, humanitarian, Hungarian, latitudinarian, libertarian, librarian, majoritarian, millenarian, necessarian, necessitarian, nonagenarian, octogenarian, ovarian, Parian, parliamentarian, planarian, predestinarian, prelapsarian, proletarian, quadragenarian, quinquagenarian, quodlibetarian, Rastafarian, riparian, rosarian, Rotarian, sabbatarian, Sagittarian, sanitarian, Sauveterrian, sectarian, seminarian, sexagenarian, topiarian, totalitarian, Trinitarian, ubiquitarian, Unitarian, utilitarian, valetudinarian, vegetarian, veterinarian, vulgarian
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