doddering doddering  /ˈdɑ də rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) mentally or physically infirm with age

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The cabinet of doddering old Themistocles Sophoulis resigned.
  2. Just to offer one example, his notion of enhancing a song like When I'm Sixty-Four is to have two doddering floor-to-ceiling puppets paw lewdly at each other.
  3. Asked to bring change to the doddering Silicon Valley giant, she pursued the task fearlessly, her efforts culminating in a controversial merger with Compaq.

News

  • Man forces lover to beat video game before getting proposal

    Yes! (Credit: EquinnoxX/Imgur Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) The subject of love bedevils us all. Yet once you've found it, how do you propose to the woman with whom you want to spend your doddering dotage? For one gamer, there was an absolute solution: create a game that she would have to play to the end to win his heart. I am tearfully grateful to Kotaku for revealing the tale of ...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: CNET

Quotes

  1. "These aren't just the comments of some doddering anti-Semite who is losing his faculties," Wasserman Schultz said. "These malicious comments were officially distributed by Cuba's government. They should be seen as what they are -- an...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "Generally, if you see an old woman on television or film, she tends to be one of two things," says Ashley on a recent evening after rehearsal. "She is either a monstrous grotesque or a doddering fool. And I think that's more than...
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Elizabeth Ashley Source: Hartford Courant

  3. "Jim Stockdale is one of the two or three most-decorated naval heroes in the history of this country and for people to think of him as some deer-in-the-headlights, doddering man I find repulsive," Lang says.
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Stephen Lang Source: White Plains Journal News

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