of or like a foolish, doddering old woman.
of or like a feeble old woman
anility a·nil·i·ty (ə-nĭl’ĭ-tē)
anile an·ile (ān’īl’, ā’nīl’)
Of or like an old woman.
. Historical Examples I know there is a question in philosophy, An anim sint œquales? Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) Isaac Disraeli anim (ani-me), a resin obtained from the trunk of an American tree (Hymena Courbaril). The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various I know no better aim for life than […]
soul; life. the inner personality that is turned toward the unconscious of the individual (contrasted with ). the feminine principle, especially as present in men (contrasted with ). Contemporary Examples She was a cooing and cherubic mini-avatar called anima, which players earned after reaching a certain level in the game Prius. ‘Love Child’ Game Over: […]
- Anima mundi
1670s, Medieval Latin, literally “soul of the world;” used by Abelard to render Greek psyche tou kosmou. Historical Examples It may be said that Galen expresses, in these passages, the Platonic dogma of an anima mundi. North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various Wordsworth was the fellow who hit […]
an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone’s conduct. the act of criticizing. Historical Examples But Mr. Motley comes in for his share of animadversion in Mr. Davis’s letter. Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. I did not wish to carry with me the animadversion of anybody. The Seven […]