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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Broken down with age; worn out.

Usage examples (36)
  • The old, decrepit house was deemed unsafe and had to be torn down.
  • Located in decrepit strip malls, strewn with broken glass outside, parents walked their toddlers into these small, overheated spaces.
  • I was looking at him, thinking, this is probably the least "decrepit" 78 year old person I have met in my life.
  • This is the owner, some kind of decrepit aristocrat, as flea-bitten as the dog you see snuffling about in the garden. for more
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