doddering doddering adj. 1. shaking as from old age.

Syn: doddery, shaking, tottering, tottery. [WordNet 1.5]

2. mentally or physically infirm with age.

Syn: gaga, senile. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • doddering — UK [ˈdɒdərɪŋ] / US [ˈdɑdərɪŋ] or doddery UK [ˈdɒdərɪ] / US [ˈdɑdərɪ] adjective shaking slightly when you are walking or moving, especially because you are old …   English dictionary

  • doddering — [adj] aged, feeble anile, decrepit, dotard, faltering, floundering, infirm, senile, shaky, tottering, trembling, unsteady, weak; concepts 314,488,578,797 Ant. agile, young, youthful …   New thesaurus

  • doddering — [däd′ər iŋ] adj. shaky, tottering, or senile …   English World dictionary

  • doddering — [[t]dɒ̱dərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you refer to someone as a doddering old man or woman, you are saying in a disrespectful way that they are old and not strong. ...a doddering old man making his will before he s too senile. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • doddering — /dod euhr ing/, adj. shaky or trembling, as from old age; tottering: a doddering old man. Also, doddery /dod euh ree/. [1735 45; DODDER1 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • doddering — dod|der|ing [ˈdɔdərıŋ US ˈda: ] adj shaking slightly and walking with difficulty because of old age ▪ a doddering old man >dodder v [I] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • doddering — (= doddery), adjective a doddering patient who needs constant supervision Syn: tottering, tottery, staggering, shuffling, shambling, faltering, shaky, unsteady, wobbly; feeble, frail, weak …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • doddering — dodder ► VERB ▪ be slow and unsteady. DERIVATIVES dodderer noun doddering adjective doddery adjective. ORIGIN variant of obsolete dialect dadder; related to DITHER(Cf. ↑dithery) …   English terms dictionary

  • doddering — adjective mentally or physically infirm with age his mother was doddering and frail • Syn: ↑doddery, ↑gaga, ↑senile • Similar to: ↑old • Derivationally related forms: ↑senility …   Useful english dictionary

  • doddering — adjective Date: 1898 feeble, senile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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