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Wordnet 3.0


1. in deplorable condition;
- Example: "a street of bedraggled tenements"
- Example: "a broken-down fence"
- Example: "a ramshackle old pier"
- Example: "a tumble-down shack"
[syn: bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dilapidated \Di*lap"i*da`ted\, a. Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect. [1913 Webster] A deserted and dilapidated buildings. --Cooper. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dilapidate \Di*lap"i*date\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dilapidated; p. pr. & vb. n. Dilapidating.] [L. dilapidare to scatter like stones; di- = dis- + lapidare to throw stones, fr. lapis a stone. See Lapidary.] 1. To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building. [1913 Webster] If the bishop, parson, or vicar, etc., dilapidates the buildings, or cuts down the timber of the patrimony. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. To impair by waste and abuse; to squander. [1913 Webster] The patrimony of the bishopric of Oxon was much dilapidated. --Wood. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dilapidated adj 1: in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack" [syn: bedraggled, broken- down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "dilapidated": ablative, battered, beat-up, beaten up, bedraggled, biodegradable, blowzy, broken-down, careless, chintzy, corrosive, crumbling, damaged, decayed, decaying, decomposable, decomposing, decrepit, degradable, derelict, destroyed, dingy, disintegrable, disintegrated, disintegrating, disintegrative, disjunctive, disruptive, doddering, down-at-heel, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, dusty, erosive, faded, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, fusty, gone to seed, groggy, grubby, impaired, in rags, in ruins, informal, injured, loose, lumpen, marred, messy, mildewed, moldering, moldy, moss-grown, moth-eaten, mussy, musty, negligent, poky, raddled, ragged, raggedy, ramshackle, ravaged, resolvent, ricketish, rickety, rocky, ruined, ruinous, run-down, rusty, scraggly, seedy, separative, shabby, shaky, shoddy, slack, slatternly, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, slummy, sluttish, solvent, sordid, spidery, spindly, squalid, stale, tacky, tattered, teetering, teetery, threadbare, time-scarred, timeworn, tottering, tottery, tumbledown, unkempt, unneat, unsightly, unsteady, untidy, wobbly, worn, wrecked