- (Of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect: old, dilapidated buildings the tank was now rather dilapidatedMore example sentences
run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, rickety, shaky, unsound, crumbling, in ruins, ruined, decayed, decaying, deteriorating, deteriorated, decrepit, worn out; neglected, uncared-for, untended, unmaintained, badly maintained; the worse for wear, falling to pieces, falling apart, gone to rack and ruin, gone to seedNorth American • informal shacky
- If it goes ahead, it will allow the council to dispose of several dilapidated office buildings around the city.
- He stared at the dilapidated office building, wondering how many people were inside.
- The dilapidated restaurant was wedged in between two larger buildings, and the entrance was in the narrow alley on the left.