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eld·er·ly

elderly

 
 
pronunciation:
el dr li
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part of speech: adjective
definition: old or aging.
Elderly people often enjoy visiting their grandchildren.
synonyms:
aged, old
antonyms:
young
similar words:
advanced
derivation: elderliness (n.)
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The word elderly contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.