What does decrepit mean?

Definitions for decrepit
dɪˈkrɛp ɪtde·crepit

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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"

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

    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality

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

Wiktionary

  1. decrepitadjective

    Weakened or worn out from age or wear

    Etymology: From decrepitus broken down, from crepare to creak.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Decrepitadjective

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of 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. John Milton:

    O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.

  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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