disrepair

noun
dis·​re·​pair | \ˌdis-ri-ˈper \

Definition of disrepair 

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for disrepair

Synonyms

desolation, dilapidation, neglect, seediness

Antonyms

keeping, repair

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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.

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Photographs of the restaurant, a three-hour drive from Washington, appear to show no evidence of serious disrepair to the red building with hunter green awnings and white doors and trim, though recent images show some awning wear. Washington Post, "Trump trash-talks restaurant that booted his press secretary," 25 June 2018 Photographs of the restaurant, a three-hour drive from Washington, appear to show no evidence of serious disrepair to the red building with hunter green awnings and white doors and trim, though recent images show some awning wear. Jill Colvin, The Seattle Times, "Trump trash-talks restaurant that booted his press secretary," 25 June 2018 When McPherson purchased the property, the cottage had massive termite damage and housed two small rental apartments that had fallen into serious disrepair. Kendra Parks, NOLA.com, "Take a private tour of the Superdome," 9 Jan. 2018 Since 2009, when the Ilitches purchased the former Hotel Ansonia at 2247 Cass Ave. and the former Atlanta Apartments at 2467 Cass Ave., both buildings have fallen into further disrepair. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "How new Detroit historic district impacts the Ilitch family," 10 July 2018 Since then, the property has undergone several remodels (and recovered from disrepair) and now serves as the perfect base camp to explore Sheridan’s authentic western culture. Sunset, "Living in the West: The Best of Cowboy Country," 22 Jan. 2018 Nearly two years after Hermine, the Feldhusens' home remains in disrepair. Amy Green, miamiherald, "With Gov. Scott and legislature in denial, tiny town adapts on its own to climate change," 11 July 2018 Approval comes with several conditions including any expansion to the existing gravel parking area will require the property owner to pave the parking area and repair all areas of existing paving that are in disrepair. Karen Huppertz, ajc, "Lawrenceville approves parking plan," 12 June 2018 Something has to change, though, because the 32 bridges are in disrepair. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Exclusive: INDOT looks at 7 different ways to rethink Downtown Indy's North Split," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of disrepair

1798, in the meaning defined above

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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 \

Kids Definition of disrepair

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

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