dilapidated

  • 1 Dilapidated — Di*lap i*da ted, a. Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect. [1913 Webster] A deserted and dilapidated buildings. Cooper. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dilapidated — I adjective altered for the worse, condemned, damaged, decomposed, decrepit, fallen into ruin, far gone, frayed, friable, impaired, imperfect, marred, mouldering, obsoletus, on the wane, ramshackle, ruined, shabby, stale, tabid, timeworn, used,… …

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  • 3 dilapidated — in ruins, broken down, 1806, pp. adj. from DILAPIDATE (Cf. dilapidate) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 dilapidated — *shabby, dingy, faded, seedy, threadbare Analogous words: damaged, injured, impaired, marred (see INJURE): ruined, wrecked (see RUIN vb) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 dilapidated — [adj] falling apart; in ruins battered, beat up, broken down, crumbling, crumbly, crummy*, damaged, decayed, decaying, decrepit, derelict, dingy, dog eared*, faded, fallen in, impaired, in a bad way*, injured, marred, neglected, old, ramshackle,… …

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  • 6 dilapidated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a state of disrepair or ruin. DERIVATIVES dilapidation noun. ORIGIN from Latin dilapidare demolish (literally scatter as if throwing stones ) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 dilapidated — [də lap′ə dāt΄id] adj. falling to pieces or into disrepair; broken down; shabby and neglected …

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  • 8 Dilapidated — Dilapidate Di*lap i*date, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dilapidated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dilapidating}.] [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di = dis + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See {Lapidary}.] 1. To bring into a condition of decay or …

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  • 9 dilapidated — adjective Date: 1565 decayed, deteriorated, or fallen into partial ruin especially through neglect or misuse < a dilapidated old house > …

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  • 10 dilapidated — adj. Dilapidated is used with these nouns: ↑building, ↑house, ↑shack, ↑tenement …

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  • 11 dilapidated — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. decayed, disintegrating, crumbling, tumbledown, ramshackle. See deterioration. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. rundown, neglected, tumbledown, in disrepair; see crumbly , decaying , old 2 . III (Roget s …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 dilapidated — di|lap|i|dat|ed [dıˈlæpıdeıtıd] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: dilapidare to scatter like stones, misuse, destroy , from lapidare to throw stones ] a dilapidated building, vehicle etc is old and in very bad condition →↑derelict… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 dilapidated — di|lap|i|dat|ed [ dı læpı,deıtəd ] adjective a dilapidated building, vehicle, or system is old and in bad condition: RUN DOWN …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 dilapidated — [[t]dɪlæ̱pɪdeɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED A building that is dilapidated is old and in a generally bad condition. Syn: run down …

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  • 15 dilapidated — adjective a dilapidated building, vehicle etc is old and in very bad condition …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 dilapidated — adjective a row of dilapidated houses Syn: run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, beat up, rickety, shaky, unsound, crumbling, in ruins, ruined, decayed, decaying, decrepit; neglected …

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  • 17 dilapidated — UK [dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtɪd] / US [dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtəd] adjective a dilapidated building, vehicle, or system is old and in bad condition …

    English dictionary

  • 18 dilapidated — [dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtɪd] adj old and in bad condition a dilapidated farm[/ex] dilapidation [dɪˌlæpɪˈdeɪʃ(ə)n] noun [U] …

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  • 19 dilapidated — /di lap i day tid/, adj. reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect. [1800 10; DILAPIDATE + ED2] Syn. run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, rickety. * * * …

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  • 20 dilapidated — adjective Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect Syn: bedraggled, broken down, ramshackle, ruinous, rundown, tatterdemalion, tumbledown …

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