decrepitude

noun de·crep·i·tude \ di-ˈkre-pə-ˌtüd , -ˌtyüd \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of decrepitude

:the quality or state of being decrepit

Examples of decrepitude in a Sentence

  1. The house has fallen into decrepitude.

Recent Examples of decrepitude from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'decrepitude.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of decrepitude

1603


DECREPITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

decrepitude

noun

Definition of decrepitude for English Language Learners

  • : the state of being old and in bad condition or poor health


Learn More about decrepitude


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up decrepitude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!