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  1. lack of repair; disrepair; dilapidation: in a state of unrepair.
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Origin of unrepair

First recorded in 1870–75; un-1 + repair1
Related formsun·re·paired, adjective
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Historical Examples of unrepair

  • The tenement-houses near them continue to festoon the façades with the week's wash in every state of unrepair.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

    Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone

British Dictionary definitions for unrepair


  1. a less common word for disrepair
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Derived Formsunrepaired, adjective
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