Pronunciation of Decrepit
/dɪkɹˈɛpɪt/, /dɪkɹˈɛpɪt/, /d_ɪ_k_ɹ_ˈɛ_p_ɪ_t/
Synonyms for decrepit:
fucked-up, superannuated, flyblown, uncared-for, rackety, geriatric, far gone, seedy, gnarled, down-at-heel, ratty, uninhabitable, august, scruffy, tatty, gaga, beaten-up, withered, grizzled, wizened, irretrievable, overage.
Other synonyms and related words:
delicate, rundown, aged, flyblown, broken-down, dilapidated, iii, grizzled, sleazy, rachitic, senile, wonky, broken, creaky, elderly, tattered, unaccented, fallible, shaky, worn, tumbledown, tatty, overage, ramshackle, down-at-heel, mangy, beaten-up, olden, puny, scrubby, bedraggled, deserted, aging, venerable, superannuated, faded, unsound, woeful, old, Decaying, hoary, wobbly, derelict, Rheumy, scruffy, dingy, seedy, shoddy, arthritic, withered, gaga, threadbare, elder, geriatric, time-honored, forlorn, woebegone, ratty, insubstantial, wizened, sapless, rheumatoid, shabby, light, musty, nerveless, tumble-down, Debile, flea-bitten, unsubstantial, lame, weakly, gray, uninhabitable, rheumatic, rackety.
deteriorated, debilitated, especially as a result of age (adjective)
fragile, feeble, threadbare, superannuated, worn, infirm, senile, dilapidated, creaky, weak, insubstantial, shabby, aged, seedy, doddering, rickety, unsound, broken-down, weakly, ramshackle, old, frail, flimsy, bedraggled, tumble-down.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for decrepit:
- Lykurgus did not view children as belonging to their parents, but above all to the state; and therefore he wished his citizens to be born of the best possible parents; besides the inconsistency and folly which he noticed in the customs of the rest of mankind, who are willing to pay money, or use their influence with the owners of well- bred stock, to obtain a good breed of horses or dogs, while they lock up their women in seclusion and permit them to have children by none but themselves, even though they be mad, decrepit, or diseased; just as if the good or bad qualities of children did not depend entirely upon their parents, and did not affect their parents more than any one else. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.