[ UK /dɪkɹˈɛpɪt/ ]
[ US /dəˈkɹɛpɪt/ ]
  1. worn and broken down by hard use
    a woebegone old shack
    a flea-bitten sofa
    a creaky shack
    a run-down neighborhood
    a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
  2. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    a feeble old woman
    her body looked sapless
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How To Use decrepit In A Sentence

  • An American family of eight has gone missing while driving from Michigan to Alaska and police believe they may be somewhere in northern B.C. Several families with loved ones who are mentally ill are speaking out about what they call a decrepit, overcrowded, ineffective psychiatric facility at Vancouver General Hospital. CBC | Top Stories News
  • As once observed, the problem is ‘not illness but decrepitude.’
  • This time it was a decrepit, dark and deserted Tudor style house.
  • A few kilometers down a decrepit road is a sprawling abandoned battery factory.
  • One old man, who I learned was a bosun, was so decrepit that I thought he had been recently injured. CHAPTER II
  • The piano, decrepit on its legs, though made of good wood painted black and gilded, was dirty, defaced, and scratched; and its keys, worn like the teeth of old horses, were yellowed with the fuliginous colors of the pipe. A Daughter of Eve
  • English liberals took a decrepit old system and reformed it from within by stressing efficiency and freedom. Times, Sunday Times
  • But as a middle-class kid who now lives in an uninsulated, leaking warehouse that would best be described as a decrepit if romantic squat, I know how quickly once gets used to these things.
  • I have seen an etheromaniac at forty-one a wizened, bent, decrepit, and tottering old man.
  • In addition, it also resists compaction and promotes decrepitation of the alloy.
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