disrepair
noun Date: 1798 the state of being in need of repair <
a building fallen into disrepair
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  • Disrepair — Dis re*pair , n. A state of being in bad condition, and needing repair. [1913 Webster] The fortifications were ancient and in disrepair. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disrepair — [adj] broken; deteriorated busted*, damaged, dead, decayed, decrepit, down, kaput*, not functioning, on the blink*, on the fritz*, out of commission*, out of order, worn out, wracked*; concept 485 Ant. good, unbroken disrepair [n] state of… …   New thesaurus

  • disrepair — I noun collapse, corrosion, damage, decadence, decadency, decay, decrepitude, degeneration, deterioration, dilapidation, impaired condition, impairment, lack of maintenance, neglect, ruination II index damage, deterioration, impairment (damage) …   Law dictionary

  • disrepair — (n.) 1798, from DIS (Cf. dis ) + REPAIR (Cf. repair) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • disrepair — ► NOUN ▪ a poor condition due to neglect …   English terms dictionary

  • disrepair — [dis΄ri per′, dis′ri per΄] n. the condition of needing repairs; state of neglect; dilapidation …   English World dictionary

  • disrepair — n. 1) a state of disrepair 2) in disrepair (the building is in disrepair) * * * [ˌdɪsrɪ peə] a state of disrepair in disrepair (the building is in disrepair) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • disrepair — noun VERB + DISREPAIR ▪ fall into ▪ The building had fallen into disrepair. PREPOSITION ▪ in disrepair ▪ Much of the old building was still in disrepair …   Collocations dictionary

  • disrepair — [[t]dɪ̱srɪpe͟ə(r)[/t]] PHRASE: usu v link PHR If something is in disrepair or is in a state of disrepair, it is broken or in bad condition. The house was unoccupied and in a bad state of disrepair... Many of the older buildings had fallen into… …   English dictionary

  • disrepair — noun (U) buildings, roads etc that are in disrepair are in bad condition because they have not been repaired or looked after: be in disrepair/fall into disrepair: a fine Georgian mansion that had been allowed to fall into disrepair …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • disrepair — dis|re|pair [ˌdısrıˈpeə US ˈper] n [U] buildings, roads etc that are in disrepair are in bad condition because they have not been cared for ▪ buildings allowed to fall into disrepair ▪ The castle is in a state of disrepair …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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