disrepair disrepair  /ˌdɪs rɪ ˈpɛr/

Definition(s):

  • (n) in need of repairs

Usage(s):

  1. The forces it needs to do that have suffered from neglect and disrepair.
  2. Autobahns were like washboards, bridges were crumbling, water and sewage services had fallen into disrepair.
  3. But now they're letting their man-made glacier fall into disrepair, says Kundan.

News

  1. Ringwood and Wanaque plan to pave Conklintown Road

    Officials from these two boroughs are working together this summer to pave a large portion of Conklintown Road, which has fallen into extreme disrepair. This primary artery connects Ringwood Avenue and Skyline Drive.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. U.S. Open 2013: Cobb's Creek Golf Club, four miles from Merion, preparing for rebirth

    Cobb's Creek was designed by same architect at Merion, but fell into disrepair as an underfunded public course in Philadelphia
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

  3. After 4 decades in disrepair, Pa. mansion restored

    WINDBER, Pa. (AP) - After nearly four decades of disrepair - and four years of hard work - a prominent Windber mansion has been restored.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

Quotes

  1. "It is generally acknowledged that the Department of Justice is in a state of disrepair, perhaps even dysfunction, because of what has happened," Specter, of Pennsylvania, said.
    on Mar 29, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. "We can't simply write these problems off to past injustices," Obama said to applause Sunday. "Those injustices are real. There's a reason our families are in disrepair, and some of it has to do with a tragic history, but we can't keep using...
    on Jun 15, 2005 By: Barack Obama Source: Sun-Sentinel.com

  3. Mr Rudd said: "It's about building a bridge of respect, which I think has been in some state of disrepair in recent decades. But having crossed that bridge, the other part of it is all about practical business."
    on Jan 31, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Belfast Telegraph

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