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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Decrepit \De*crep"it\, a. [L. decrepitus, perhaps orig., noised
out, noiseless, applied to old people, who creep about
quietly; de- + crepare to make a noise, rattle: cf. F.
d['e]cr['e]pit. See Crepitate.]
Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities
of old age; feeble; worn out. "Beggary or decrepit age."
Already decrepit with premature old age. --Motley.
Note: Sometimes incorrectly written decrepid.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a
decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction
tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood";
"a woebegone old shack" [syn: creaky, decrepit,
derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone]
2: lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality; "a feeble
old woman"; "her body looked sapless" [syn: decrepit,
debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "decrepit":
aged, ancient, anile, antiquated, battered, beat-up, beaten up,
bedraggled, broken-down, cast-off, childish, childlike, crabbed,
creaking, creaky, crippled, crumbling, damaged, debilitated,
decayed, decaying, derelict, deteriorated, dilapidated, disabled,
disintegrating, doddered, doddering, doddery, doited, doting,
down-at-heel, elderly, enervated, enfeebled, feeble, flimsy,
fossilized, fragile, frail, gaga, gerontal, gerontic, haggard,
impaired, in ruins, incapacitated, infirm, injured, insubstantial,
marred, mossbacked, moth-eaten, mummylike, old, out of shape,
palsied, papery-skinned, poor, poorish, quavering, ragged,
ramshackle, ravaged with age, rickety, rotten, rotten at, ruined,
ruinous, run to seed, run-down, rusty, seedy, senescent, senile,
shabby, shaking, shaky, shriveled, slipshod, sloppy, slummy,
spoiled, stricken in years, superannuated, tacky, threadbare,
timeworn, tired, tottering, tottery, tumbledown, unfirm, unfit,
unkempt, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsturdy, unsubstantial, used,
wasted, weak, weakened, weakly, withered, wizened, worn,
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