the condition of needing repair; an impaired or neglected state.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use disrepair in a sentence
Structural racism led to numerous other obstacles like poverty and overcrowding, and the area became notorious for danger and disrepair.How an unsolved murder and a public housing crisis led to Candyman | Aja Romano | August 27, 2021 | Vox
You inherit your grandfather’s farm, which has fallen into disrepair.Go big, but don’t go home with the best Nintendo Switch games when out and about | Billy Cadden | July 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
About half of the more than 1,800 buildings and structures in the area, some of which date back a thousand years and are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have been in disrepair for years.
His cofounder, Joe Lonsdale, who grew up in Fremont and attended Stanford, penned a Wall Street Journal editorial explaining his 2020 move to Austin saying that California had “fallen into disrepair” due to “bad policies.”
Landlords were fined under nuisance ordinances for letting their buildings fall into disrepair, for harboring drug users and gang activity, and for leasing apartments to people with criminal records.'You Have One Minute Remaining.' Why I'll Always Drop Everything to Answer My Brother's Calls From Prison | Reuben Jonathan Miller | February 16, 2021 | Time
Years of looting for treasure and building materials, left Kayakoy in a sad state of disrepair.
As the Cold War died down and nuclear destruction never came to fruition, the underground complex slowly slipped into disrepair.
In much of the DRC, roads are in a woeful state of disrepair, and in Goma, the conditions are especially dire.
However, Don ends up ceding the LA office to Ted, leaving his marriage in a desperate state of disrepair.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’ | Amy Zimmerman | April 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With few Yankees left to vilify, Venezuela continues its slow motion spin into disrepair.Venezuela’s Audio Hoax Sees Chavez Speaking From the Grave | Mac Margolis | October 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
These huts had been built by sealing gangs many years ago and were in a sad state of disrepair.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
The prebendal houses fell into disrepair, and in some cases a plot had been assigned, but no house had been built.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon | Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
And yet the permanent way of almost every railway is falling into bad disrepair, the roads are shocking.Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
Sorters seize upon it and separate it and classify it according to kind and state of disrepair.The Glory of The Coming | Irvin S. Cobb
Unhappily the church was allowed, during the later part of the eighteenth century, to fall into a terrible state of disrepair.From the North Foreland to Penzance | Clive Holland
British Dictionary definitions for disrepair
the condition of being worn out or in poor working order; a condition requiring repairs
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012