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

Origin of disrepair

First recorded in 1790–1800; dis-1 + repair1
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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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