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, weatherbeaten, wilted, withering, worn, worn out associated concepts: depreciation, obsolescence II index base (inferior), decadent, old, sordid

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  • 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

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

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

  • 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,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

  • 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

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