What does decrepit mean?

Definitions for decrepitdɪˈkrɛp ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone(adj)

    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"

  2. decrepit, debile, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly(adj)

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

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


  1. decrepit(Adjective)

    Weakened or worn out from age or wear

  2. Origin: From decrepitus broken down, from crepare to creak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decrepit(adj)

    broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out

  2. Origin: [L. decrepitus, perhaps orig., noised out, noiseless, applied to old people, who creep about quietly; de- + crepare to make a noise, rattle: cf. F. dcrpit. See Crepitate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Decrepit

    de-krep′it, adj. worn out by the infirmities of old age: in the last stage of decay.—ns. Decrep′itness; Decrep′itude, state of being decrepit or worn out with age. [L. decrepitus, noiseless, very old—de, not, crepitus, a noise.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of decrepit in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of decrepit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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