Difference between dilapidated and slum

dilapidated

Definitions

adjective

  1. in deplorable condition

Examples

With Ahmed as our guide, we are taken to a gaunt, dilapidated building.

The participants and production crew moved to Oxley Downs, six hours drive from Sydney to the property with 12 buildings, a dilapidated garden, horses, chickens, geese, a cow and 1.300 merino sheep.

Developers buy old, unused, dilapidated hotels and redevelop them into brand new upscale luxury condos.

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slum

Definitions

noun

  1. a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

verb

  1. spend time at a lower socio-economic level than one's own, motivated by curiosity or desire for adventure; usage considered condescending and insensitive

Examples

In 2005, the Mugabe government launched what it called a slum clearance scheme, that bulldozed major shantytowns, brutally displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

She slumped down in her chair and tried to absorb this violent, absurd disruption to her well-ordered life.

That call my slumbering life to wake to happy things.

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