Synonyms for dilapidated:
Other synonyms and related words:
old, down-at-heel, tumbledown, tumble-down, tatterdemalion, unsound, tattered, scrubby, sleazy, ratty, bombed-out, dingy, uninhabitable, ruinous, seedy, moth-eaten, creaky, mangy, woebegone, forlorn, abandoned, decrepit, broken-down, grungy, draggled, deserted, bedraggled, Decaying, down-at-the-heels, rundown, flyblown, timeworn, shoddy, derelict, dog-eared, damaged, rackety, threadbare, tatty, ramshackle, beaten-up, neglected.
falling apart; in ruins (adjective)
busted, bankrupt, destitute, distressed, down-and-out, homeless, have-not, penniless, pauper, bereft, impoverished, poor, squalid, shabby, beggarly, hand-to-mouth, embarrassed, poverty-stricken, penurious, scruffy.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Regressed, withered, Reverted, lapsed, slumped, collapsed, Sank, Slid, fell apart, worsened, got worse, wilted, sunk, Relapsed, tergiversated, Waned, gotten worse, went downhill, Slipped, faded, mouldered, fallen apart, Ebbed, gone downhill.
Usage examples for dilapidated:
- The wall of the whole of this great pile had been more ornamented than either of the buildings before presented except the first, but, unfortunately, it was more dilapidated. - "Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I.", John L. Stephens.
- It had a mean, dilapidated air; the few inhabitants she saw slowly moving about looked poverty- stricken and furtive. - "The Coast of Adventure", Harold Bindloss.