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  1. the condition of needing repair; an impaired or neglected state.
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Origin of disrepair

First recorded in 1790–1800; dis-1 + repair1
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Related Words for disrepair

decay, down, dead, ruination, decrepitude, collapse, dilapidation, damaged, decayed, decrepit, kaput, busted, wracked

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British Dictionary definitions for disrepair


  1. the condition of being worn out or in poor working order; a condition requiring repairs
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Word Origin and History for disrepair


1798, from dis- + repair (n.).

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