dilapidated

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[ UK /dˈɪlɐpˌɪde‍ɪtˌɪd/ ]
[ US /dəˈɫæpəˌdeɪtɪd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. in deplorable condition
    a street of bedraggled tenements
    a ramshackle old pier
    a broken-down fence
    a tumble-down shack
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How To Use dilapidated In A Sentence

  • 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.
  • The school was granted some temporary prefabs to replace old dilapidated ones which were declared unsafe, but with both sets of these prefabs in the school at the same time, the children lost a lot of their playground space.
  • One of his first tasks after buying a dilapidated farmhouse in the Chiba prefecture, about 60 miles east of Tokyo, was to build a huge wooden bathtub.
  • The bill requires owners to undertake remedial work on dilapidated buildings.
  • German-French for “Madame la Vicomtesse,” and after many ceremonious bows, he drew from his pocket a dilapidated pocketbook, saying: “Che un betit bapier bour fous,” and unfolding as he handed it to her a piece of greasy paper. Une Vie
  • His sons have dilapidated the estate.
  • On the area of the croft land, there is also a further dilapidated farm building which could have the potential for residential conversion.
  • Director: Martin Ginestie An investigation into the debate surrounding the fate of Robin Hood Gardens, controversial East London housing estate described as a dilapidated concrete eyesore by some and a masterpiece in Brutalist architecture by others. indieWIRE News
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