disrepair

[dis-ri-pair]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. disregard,
  2. disregardful,
  3. disrelated,
  4. disrelish,
  5. disremember,
  6. disreputable,
  7. disreputation,
  8. disrepute,
  9. disrespect,
  10. disrespectable

Origin of disrepair

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

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British Dictionary definitions for disrepair

disrepair

noun

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

disrepair

n.

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

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