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de·crep·it

 (dĭ-krĕp′ĭt)
adj.
Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use. See Synonyms at weak.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dēcrepitus, worn out, feeble : dē-, de- + crepitus, past participle of crepāre, to burst, crack.]

de·crep′it·ly adv.

decrepit

(dɪˈkrɛpɪt)
adj
1. enfeebled by old age; infirm
2. broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated
[C15: from Latin dēcrepitus, from crepāre to creak]
deˈcrepitly adv
deˈcrepiˌtude, deˈcrepitness n

de•crep•it

(dɪˈkrɛp ɪt)

adj.
1. weakened by old age; feeble; infirm.
2. worn out or broken down by long use; dilapidated.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin dēcrepitus=dē- de- + -crepitus, akin to crepāre to crack, burst]
de•crep′it•ly, adv.
de•crep′it•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decrepit - worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2.decrepit - lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"

decrepit

decrepit

adjective
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

decrepit

[dɪˈkrepɪt] ADJ [person] → decrépito; [building] → deteriorado, en mal estado

decrepit

[dɪˈkrɛpɪt] adj [person] → décrépit(e); [building] → délabré(e)

decrepit

adj staircase, car etcaltersschwach; buildingbaufällig, heruntergekommen; industryheruntergekommen; personalterschwach, klapprig (inf)

decrepit

[dɪˈkrɛpɪt] adj (building) → cadente; (person) → decrepito/a

decrepit

a. decrépito-a.
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.