dilapidated


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di·lap·i·dat·ed

 (dĭ-lăp′ĭ-dā′tĭd)
adj.
Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, as through neglect; broken-down and shabby.

dilapidated

(dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtɪd)
adj
falling to pieces or in a state of disrepair; shabby

di•lap•i•dat•ed

(dɪˈlæp ɪˌdeɪ tɪd)

adj.
fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, misuse, wear, or neglect.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dilapidated - in deplorable conditiondilapidated - in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"

dilapidated

dilapidated

adjective
1. Falling to ruin:
2. Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
razpadel

dilapidated

[dɪˈlæpɪdeɪtɪd] ADJ [building] → desmoronado, ruinoso; [vehicle] → desvencijado

dilapidated

[dɪˈlæpɪdeɪtɪd] adj [building] → délabré(e)

dilapidated

adj buildingverfallen, heruntergekommen, baufällig; book, clothesschäbig

dilapidated

[dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtɪd] adj (building) → in pessime condizioni, cadente; (vehicle) → sgangherato/a, scassato/a
References in classic literature ?
I wish I hadn't smashed my coral bracelet, for you might have had it," said Jo, who loved to give and lend, but whose possessions were usually too dilapidated to be of much use.
While Hawkeye and the Indians lighted their fire and took their evening's repast, a frugal meal of dried bear's meat, the young man paid a visit to that curtain of the dilapidated fort which looked out on the sheet of the Horican.
On coming within the shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, he stopt, and(taking off his hat, meanwhile, to wipe the perspiration from his brow) seemed to scrutinize, with especial interest, the dilapidated and rusty-visaged House of the Seven Gables.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
As the light looked so dim, and the place, for the time, looked quiet enough, and the dilapidated little wooden house itself looked as if it might have been carted here from the ruins of some burnt district, and as the swinging sign had a poverty-stricken sort of creak to it, I thought that here was the very spot for cheap lodgings, and the best of pea coffee.
Belated, and not innocently, one bitter winter's midnight, on the road running between two country towns, the blacksmith half-stupidly felt the deadly numbness stealing over him, and sought refuge in a leaning, dilapidated barn.
Legree now turned to Tom's trunk, which, previous to this, he had been ransacking, and, taking from it a pair of old pantaloons and dilapidated coat, which Tom had been wont to put on about his stable-work, he said, liberating Tom's hands from the handcuffs, and pointing to a recess in among the boxes,
I remember one of these pictures: A most dilapidated tramp is ruefully contemplating some coins which lie in his open palm.
He had besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle-glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn't unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a decanter, a tin soldier, a couple of tadpoles, six fire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door- knob, a dog-collar -- but no dog -- the handle of a knife, four pieces of orange-peel, and a dilapidated old window sash.
I saw few or no dilapidated houses, with poverty- stricken inmates; no half-naked children and bare- footed women, such as I had been accustomed to see in Hillsborough, Easton, St.
To leave the money to their brother George is to give your cousin exactly the assistance which he will want when he one day inherits his uncle's dilapidated house and his uncle's impoverished estate.
She was a little dilapidated - like a house - with having been so long to let; yet had, as I have said, an appearance of good looks.