Origin of unrepair

First recorded in 1870–75; un-1 + repair1
Related formsun·re·paired, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unrepaired

Historical Examples of unrepaired

  • For example, it will appear on the site of an unrepaired tear.


    E. B. Lowry

  • Since that time the wrecked hall has remained tenantless and unrepaired.

  • They had examined the place at their leisure, passing through an unrepaired breach of one of the walls.

    The Lily and the Totem

    William Gilmore Simms

  • They went through suburbs where the roads had been unrepaired or torn up by shrapnel.

    Mrs. Warren's Daughter

    Sir Harry Johnston

  • The conical pit was partly fallen in, unrepaired; the devil was obviously gone.

    World of the Drone

    Robert Abernathy

British Dictionary definitions for unrepaired


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