decrepitude


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de·crep·i·tude

 (dĭ-krĕp′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
The quality or condition of being weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use.

de•crep•i•tude

(dɪˈkrɛp ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
decrepit condition; dilapidation; feebleness.
[1595–1605; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decrepitude - a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
deterioration, impairment - a symptom of reduced quality or strength

decrepitude

noun
1. decay, deterioration, degeneration, dilapidation The buildings had been allowed to fall into decrepitude.
2. weakness, old age, incapacity, wasting, invalidity, senility, infirmity, dotage, debility, feebleness, eld (archaic) the boundary between healthy middle age and total decrepitude

decrepitude

noun
Translations

decrepitude

[dɪˈkrepɪtjuːd] N [of person] → decrepitud f; [of building] → deterioro m, mal estado m

decrepitude

[dɪˈkrɛpɪtjuːd] n [person] → décrépitude f; [building] → délabrement m

decrepitude

n (of staircase, car etc)Altersschwäche f; (of building)Baufälligkeit f; (of person)Altersschwäche f, → Klapprigkeit f (inf); (of industry)heruntergekommener Zustand

decrepitude

[dɪˈkrɛpɪtjuːd] n (frm) → decrepitezza

decrepitude

n. decrepitud.
References in classic literature ?
And then," resumed D'Artagnan, "to this decrepitude is probably added poverty, for he must have neglected the little that he had, and the dirty scoundrel, Grimaud, more taciturn than ever and still more drunken than his master -- stay, Planchet, it breaks my heart to merely think of it.
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
Despite his sixty years and snow-white hair, his hand-shake was firmly hearty, and he showed no signs of decrepitude, walking with a quick, snappy step, making all movements definitely and decisively.
When it was discovered that the knacker and tanner would give only a very few shillings for Prince's carcase because of his decrepitude, Durbeyfield rose to the occasion.
Now, the bad child having been strictly charged by his parent to remain at home in her absence, of course went out; and, being in the very last stage of mental decrepitude, went out with two objects; firstly, to establish a claim he conceived himself to have upon any licensed victualler living, to be supplied with threepennyworth of rum for nothing; and secondly, to bestow some maudlin remorse on Mr Eugene Wrayburn, and see what profit came of it.
His slow, limping step and bowed shoulders gave the appearance of decrepitude, and yet his hard, deep-lined, craggy features, and his enormous limbs showed that he was possessed of unusual strength of body and of character.
Our town and s uburban shopping areas are being rendered into a state of Third World decrepitude.
Set in a dimly lit room with a single window onto the world outside, the one-act play parallels the fruitless final moves of a chess game in which the outcome is already decided with the final stages of life, as death is ushered in by senility, dependence and decrepitude.
He then saw it slip into decrepitude during the Japanese occupation and was among the army of faithful who scrubbed its walls and picked up the broken pieces after the war.
Cette etude d'un plan de sauvegarde vise a parer a la decrepitude et a l'etat de precarite tres avance que connait le ksar et a preserver le riche legs historique et culturel que cette cite forteresse vehicule, a explique M.
The only comfort I can take is that I have at least resisted the temptation to explain away my decrepitude by claiming that things aren't what they used to be.
Like Ballen--and, indeed, like Goldin--Mannikko is drawn to decrepitude, even squalor, although his classicizing compositions can emphatically structure any disorder that his camera witnesses.