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1‘she has an elderly mother in a nursing home’
aged, old, mature, older, senior, ancient, venerable
advanced in years, getting on, ageing
in one's dotage, long in the tooth, as old as the hills
grey, grey-haired, grey-bearded, grizzled, hoary
past one's prime, not as young as one was, not as young as one used to be
decrepit, doddering, doddery, not long for this world, senile, superannuated
septuagenarian, octogenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian
informal past it, over the hill, no spring chicken
1the elderly‘purpose-built accommodation for the elderly’
old people, older people, elderly people, elders, geriatrics, senior citizens, OAPs, retired people
North American seniors, retirees, golden agers
North American informal oldsters, woopies
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