- decrepit condition; dilapidated state; feebleness, especially from old age.
Origin of decrepitude
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Examples from the Web for decrepitude
Face it, we like our blues singers to show some signs of decrepitude.Do Blues Musicians Need to be Really, Really Old?
September 22, 2013
Even the infirmities and the decrepitude that afflicted could not deliver him.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
Every one who lived to decrepitude knew that he must expect it.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
The Arab, old as he may have been, showed no signs either of stiffness or decrepitude.The Boy Slaves
The wit of the early volumes of Punch is in the last stages of decrepitude.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study
There was, in fact, no evidence of decrepitude anywhere about him.Heart of the Blue Ridge
Word Origin and History for decrepitude
c.1600, from French décrépitude (14c.), from Latin decrepitus (see decrepit).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper