decrepitude decrepitude


  • (n) a state of deterioration due to old age or long use


  1. My first impression of Russia was one of fantastic decrepitude; my second of fantastic activity to make this good.
  2. The mold and decrepitude at Walter Reed are likely to be only the beginning of the tragedy, the latest example of incompetence in this Administration.
  3. For five years, Wilkes roamed the disintegrating buildings, with their cracked plaster and peeling paint, to make pictures of their gorgeous decrepitude.


  • Sideshow: What does Pink fear?

    Anxiety grips us all. We dread our impending decrepitude; World War III; losing our jobs. But how many of us have cheesy angst?
    on September 11, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer


  1. "To postpone and do nothing is perhaps a sign of maturity, but equally of old age and decrepitude," Ambassador Nirupam Sen told the assembly.
    on Jul 13, 2005 By: Nirupam Sen Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "Mental decrepitude among aging justices is a persistently recurring problem," wrote historian David J. Garrow in a detailed analysis of the issue in 2000. "The history of the Court is replete with repeated instances of justices casting...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: David Garrow Source: Patriot Post

  3. "I can't think where a sequel would go," Firth, who plays Mark Darcy, told, adding, "The only way where I could possibly imagine a third film being interesting is that if it showed us in an advanced state of decrepitude. Really...
    on Dec 3, 2004 By: Colin Firth Source:

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