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Synonyms for decrepit
dɪˈkrɛp ɪtde·crepit

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decrepit

    That is termed old which has existed long, or which existed long ago. Ancient, from the Latin, through the French, is the more stately, old, from the Saxon, the more familiar word. Familiarity, on one side, is near to contempt; thus we say, an old coat, an old hat. On the other hand, familiarity is akin to tenderness, and thus old is a word of endearment; as, "the old homestead," the "old oaken bucket." "Tell me the old, old story!" has been sung feelingly by millions; "tell me that ancient story" would remove it out of all touch of human sympathy. Olden is a statelier form of old, and is applied almost exclusively to time, not to places, buildings, persons, etc. As regards periods of time, the familiar are also the near; thus, the old times are not too far away for familiar thought and reference; the olden times are more remote, ancient times still further removed. Gray, hoary, and moldering refer to outward and visible tokens of age. Aged applies chiefly to long-extended human life. Decrepit, gray, and hoary refer to the effects of age on the body exclusively; senile upon the mind also; as, a decrepit frame, senile garrulousness. One may be aged and neither decrepit nor senile. Elderly is applied to those who have passed middle life, but scarcely reached old age. Remote (Latin re, back or away, and moveo, move), primarily refers to space, but is extended to that which is far off in time; as, at some remote period. Venerable expresses the involuntary reverence that we yield to the majestic and long-enduring, whether in the material world or in human life and character. Compare ANTIQUE; OBSOLETE; PRIMEVAL.

    Compare synonyms for NEW; YOUTHFUL.

    Synonyms:
    aged, ancient, antiquated, antique, elderly, gray, hoary, immemorial, old, olden, patriarchal, remote, senile, time-honored, time-worn, venerable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decrepit

    Synonyms:
    infirm, weak, crippled, superannuated, effete, broken-down, enfeebled, tottering, aged

    Antonyms:
    strong, robust, agile, youthful, active

Princeton's WordNet

  1. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegoneadjective

    worn and broken down by hard use

    "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"

    Synonyms:
    weak, infirm, abandoned, bedraggled, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, tumble-down, tatterdemalion, neglectful, run-down, remiss, rheumatoid, screaky, creaky, ramshackle, deserted, rheumy, arthritic, delinquent, broken-down, rheumatic, dilapidated, flea-bitten, feeble, woeful, derelict, sapless

    Antonyms:
    robust, new

  2. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weaklyadjective

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

    "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"

    Synonyms:
    weak, watery, infirm, unaccented, washy, shaky, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, lame, rachitic, nerveless, run-down, wonky, imperfect, creaky, faint, frail, light, fallible, flea-bitten, wobbly, feeble, derelict, sapless

    Antonyms:
    new, robust

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decrepitadjective

    Synonyms:
    superannuated, effete, worn or broken down with age, infirm through age

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "decrepit":

    dilapidated, ramshackle, ruinous

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How to use decrepit in a sentence?

  1. Steve Schmidt:

    I do think age is an issue in a presidential campaign, there is a thin line between seasoned and decrepit.

  2. Chamath Palihapitiya:

    That’s not caring. … I care about the fact that our economy can turn on a dime if China invades Taiwan. I care about climate change. I care about America’s crippling and decrepit health care infrastructure. But if you ask me do I care about a segment of a class of people in another country ? Not until we can take care of ourselves will I prioritize them over us, and I think a lot of people believe that, and I ’m sorry if that’s a hard truth to hear, but every time I say that I ‘ care about the Uyghurs ’, I ’m really just lying if I do n’t really care, and so I rather not lie to you and tell you the truth. It’s not a priority for me.

  3. Hama Fares Khodeida Kheder:

    Look at us! We are all old and decrepit. We weren't of any value to them.

  4. Jack Duff:

    Our coal industry is going down, one thing I've learned - and I am a old decrepit buzzard - is you've got to keep moving forward. Our people have to adapt.


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