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dilapidated Syllabification: di·lap·i·dat·ed
Pronunciation: /dəˈlapəˌdādəd/

Definition of dilapidated in English:


(Of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
Example sentences
  • 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.
run-down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, beat-up, rickety, shaky, unsound, crumbling, in ruins, ruined, decayed, decaying, decrepit;
neglected, uncared-for, untended, the worse for wear, falling to pieces, falling apart, gone to rack and ruin, gone to seed
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