weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.
- de·crep·it·ly, adverb
- de·crep·it·ness, noun
- un·de·crep·it, adjective
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How to use decrepit in a sentence
The overt deviance of Psycho seemed to crack open the dirty psychology of America itself, shifting the scares away from stodgy haunted houses to decrepit roadside mausoleums and the secrets they hid, and ushering in an era of psychosexual horror.
What we saw were a few work-in-progress environments for the decrepit mining freighter USG Ishimura, a rough in-game model of Clarke's engineering suit, and a lesson in destructible necromorph biology inside an entirely unfinished framework.EA bucks convention with preview of extremely unfinished Dead Space remake | Steve Haske | September 1, 2021 | Ars Technica
It did not strike me as incidental to the decrepit housing they provided, or the labor by which he paid for it.My Father's Life Was Shaped by Racism. So Was His Death | Savala Nolan | July 16, 2021 | Time
The lower level that she dreamed of turning into a ping-pong room to entice her grandkids to visit looked, upon arrival, decrepit and possibly haunted.Pandemic TV hero Lorraine Bracco on why ‘The Sopranos’ was a quarantine hit and that house in Sicily she bought for a buck | Jessica M. Goldstein | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Another is confronting the city’s decrepit infrastructure, and the lack of funds to address it.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One | Andrew Keatts | November 6, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It was headquartered in Stanleyville, in a tall corner building that still stands in the decrepit, yet lively, downtown.
Only a rounded bar and three rotting bathtubs remain in the decrepit club.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The decrepit BMD came to a stop with a gear-clanking jolt by the water, and within seconds the soldiers broke out the vodka.
As I stepped out of a decrepit office building into a perfect sunny day, a member of my team started talking into his radio.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night | Nathan Bradley Bethea | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wandering around Tribeca, you may stumble upon a decrepit elevator shaft that's full of curiosities.
Who is in a decrepit age, and that is in care about all things, and to the distrustful that loseth patience!The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Then she proudly led the way to one of the largest and certainly the most decrepit looking of all the hovels in Dogtown.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn | Margaret Penrose
The decrepit figure in its quaint Acadian garb was one to be remembered.Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
When the audience should weep it laughs and there are tears instead of smiles for his decrepit attempts at comedy.Seeing Things at Night | Heywood Broun
Groping his way about, he found that the room was bare of all furnishing, except for a decrepit old cot, and a rough table.The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers | Claude A. Labelle
British Dictionary definitions for decrepit
enfeebled by old age; infirm
broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated
- decrepitly, adverb
- decrepitude, noun
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