Examples of decrepit in a Sentence
My decrepit car barely starts.
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DGS is leading the planning of a new high-rise tower at the site to replace the decrepit Resources Building on Ninth Street.
The Arts District, a formerly decrepit section of downtown, has been growing more expensive; Annenberg Media found that rents rose 140 percent in parts of the neighborhood in the first 14 years of the new millennium.
The powerful Cubs and their merry band(wagon) of fans have left town and the Reds have arrived for a four-game mid-week series between two last-place teams at our decrepit (sarcasm font) 20-year-old ballpark.
But far more striking is the general aura of decline that hangs over towns in which medical-supply stores and pawn shops dominate decrepit main streets, and Victorians stand crumbling, unoccupied.
The Polish report also put part of the blame on a decrepit Russian airport and misleading communications with Russian flight controllers on the ground.
The curator Jonathan Weinberg anchors the show with remarkable photographs by Andreas Sterzing of the majestically decrepit site.
But by 2012, when Trump’s company was chosen in a competitive bidding process to redevelop the once-grand castle, decades of wear and tear had left it decrepit.
Public outrage over the tainted water in Flint and the decrepit schools in Detroit has led many people to question whether the state has overreached in imposing too many emergency managers in largely black jurisdictions.
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Origin and Etymology of decrepit
Middle English, from Latin decrepitus
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of decrepit
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Definition of decrepit for English Language Learners
: old and in bad condition or poor health
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