disrepair

noun
dis·​re·​pair | \ ˌdis-ri-ˈper How to pronounce disrepair (audio) \

Definition of disrepair

: the state of being in need of repair a building fallen into disrepair

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Examples of disrepair in a Sentence

The lighthouse was in disrepair until the volunteers cleaned it up. After years of neglect, the house fell into disrepair.
Recent Examples on the Web City leaders and advocates like Kimura accuse the state of letting those roads fall into disrepair. oregonlive, "‘How many more people have to die?’ 82nd Avenue claimed 2 more lives in April," 1 May 2021 The park had fallen into disrepair, and the street furniture — lamps and benches — felt dated. Washington Post, "Finally, the nation’s capital has a proper World War I memorial. But can it revive memories of a war that’s mostly forgotten?," 30 Apr. 2021 In addition to the design and construction of the memorial elements, the $42 million project included the reconstruction of the park, which had fallen into disrepair. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "How D.C.’s Newly Unveiled WWI Memorial Commemorates the Global Conflict," 20 Apr. 2021 The park, which was designed by M. Paul Friedberg, a prominent landscape architect, and built in 1981, had fallen into disrepair by the time ground broke for the memorial in 2017. New York Times, "After Years of Wrangling, World War I Memorial Raises First Flag," 16 Apr. 2021 The park, which was designed by M. Paul Friedberg, a prominent landscape architect, and built in 1981, had fallen into disrepair by the time ground broke for the memorial in 2017. Jennifer Steinhauer, Star Tribune, "After years of wrangling, WWI memorial opens in D.C.," 16 Apr. 2021 After that, the mansion fell into disrepair as plans, including for a restaurant, never were realized. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Town home in the Near South Side’s Marshall Field Jr. mansion listed for $1.5M," 21 Apr. 2021 Topping the list are New Hampshire's aging roads and bridges, many of which are in a state of disrepair, according to the White House. Christian Wade, Washington Examiner, "New Hampshire looks to get windfall of federal funding if infrastructure plan passes," 19 Apr. 2021 In 2011, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority purchased Union Station in a state of disrepair, Elam said. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, "Art in L.A.’s Union Station has been hidden for decades. Now it prepares for an Oscar debut," 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of disrepair

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of disrepair was in 1798

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“Disrepair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disrepair. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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disrepair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of disrepair

: the state of needing to be repaired : bad condition

disrepair

noun
dis·​re·​pair | \ ˌdis-ri-ˈper How to pronounce disrepair (audio) \

Kids Definition of disrepair

: the condition of needing to be fixed The house was in disrepair.

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