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[uhn-ri-pair] /ˌʌn rɪˈpɛər/
lack of repair; disrepair; dilapidation:
in a state of unrepair.
Origin of unrepair
First recorded in 1870-75; un-1 + repair1
Related forms
unrepaired, adjective Unabridged
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  • For example, it will appear on the site of an unrepaired tear.

    Herself E. B. Lowry
  • Since that time the wrecked hall has remained tenantless and unrepaired.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • They had examined the place at their leisure, passing through an unrepaired breach of one of the walls.

    The Lily and the Totem William Gilmore Simms
  • They went through suburbs where the roads had been unrepaired or torn up by shrapnel.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter Sir Harry Johnston
  • The conical pit was partly fallen in, unrepaired; the devil was obviously gone.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • He had at one time sixteen sets of harness all broken and unrepaired in the barn and in a shed back of the house.

    Windy McPherson's Son Sherwood Anderson
  • Rochefort, like the Sleeping Beauty's palace, has lain as it was and unrepaired for years.


    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • He knew the real condition of the place, which had been unused and unrepaired for months.

    With the Doughboy in France

    Edward Hungerford
  • Years back, an Invader bomber had scored a near miss on the building, and minor damage to stonework was unrepaired.

  • There was little difficulty in entering the grounds, for unrepaired breaches gaped in the old park wall.

British Dictionary definitions for unrepaired


a less common word for disrepair
Derived Forms
unrepaired, adjective
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