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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A state of deterioration due to old age or long use.

Usage examples (34)
  • The dilapidation was a pleasing reminiscence of old times, and George was pleased enough to earn a quarter by patching it up.
  • The Mission, aimed at pulling India's 63 cities out of their dilapidation, which is somewhat reminiscent of Dickensian London, is conditional upon a bunch of mandatory...
  • Besides which, they are always kept clean and in good order; you will never find those unsightly barns, and still less the dilapidation which is often met with in the...
  • No doubt the ancient city did not exhibit that air of mouldering dilapidation which is now so prominent there. for more
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