Origin of dilapidated
Synonyms for dilapidated
verb (used with object), di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing.
verb (used without object), di·lap·i·dat·ed, di·lap·i·dat·ing.
Origin of dilapidate
Related Words for dilapidateddamaged, run-down, shabby, decaying, crumbling, unkempt, broken-down, neglected, dingy, decrepit, ramshackle, seedy, derelict, rickety, battered, injured, impaired, decayed, faded, marred
Examples from the Web for dilapidated
Contemporary Examples of dilapidated
The building used to be an all-girls school, and when it was initially purchased by Fortune it was dilapidated.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside
January 3, 2015
Here, in a dilapidated room, Saleem recounts the November blast.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
December 29, 2014
We drove for what felt like forever to a sort of dilapidated commercial part of Istanbul on the Asian side of the city.The Model Diaries: In Turkey, It’s No Breasts, No Jobs
January 18, 2014
That was a big reference point for us—a dilapidated old house, living in it and being bohemian.Tom Hiddleston On His Rocker-Vampire in ‘Only Lovers Left Alive,’ ‘Thor 2,’ and ‘Avengers 2’
September 7, 2013
The building was dilapidated; the neighborhood sketchy; the floor dusty.Ping-Pong: America’s Most Overlooked Sport?
August 12, 2012
Historical Examples of dilapidated
He was fatigued and dilapidated, but he had not caught Donald.The Hunted Outlaw
In the morning a dilapidated iron oil-cask was found in its place.The Einstein See-Saw
Miles John Breuer
In Thebes, in Palmyra, his will and mind have become old and dilapidated as they.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It was a big, old-fashioned dwelling, gambrel-roofed and brown and dilapidated.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
His dress suit of former days he had found much too dilapidated for use.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Word Origin for dilapidate
"in ruins, broken down," 1806, past participle adjective from dilapidate.
1560s, "to bring a building to ruin," from Latin dilapidatus, past participle of dilapidare "to squander, waste," originally "to throw stones, scatter like stones;" see dilapidation. Perhaps the English word is a back-formation from dilapidation.