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Wizened vs Doddering - What's the difference?

wizened | doddering |

As verbs the difference between wizened and doddering

is that wizened is (wizen) while doddering is .

As adjectives the difference between wizened and doddering

is that wizened is withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness while doddering is mentally or physically infirm due to old age; senile.

As a noun doddering is

a shaking or trembling movement, as of old age.

wizened

English

Verb

(head)
  • (wizen)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Withered; lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness.
  • * 1816 , , Old Mortality , ch. 8:
  • "Ill-fard, crazy, crack-brained gowk, that she is!" exclaimed the housekeeper. . . "If it hadna been that I am mair than half a gentlewoman by my station, I wad hae tried my ten nails in the wizen'd hide o' her!"
  • * 1907 , , Before Adam , ch. 7:
  • He was old, too, wizened with age, and the hair on his face was gray.
  • * 2010 May 13, , " Cannes: Best-Ever Film by a 101-Year-Old Man," Time (retrieved 5 Oct 2013):
  • In the simple fable about old age reconciling itself to memory and destiny, Mastroianni wears the wizened smile of a man who knows he is visiting his youth for the last time.

    doddering

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • mentally or physically infirm due to old age; senile
  • Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A shaking or trembling movement, as of old age.
  • * 2001 , Seth Kohn, Escape on the Silk Road (page 7)
  • Now that he was next in line to the minister of state security himself, an 82 year old man whose dodderings Fang graciously covered up to save everyone's face, Fang had a huge problem.