bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down(adj)
in deplorable condition
"a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"
In disrepair or disorder; poorly maintained; lacking upkeep, usually of buildings or vehicles.
Origin: First attested 1830, , from ransackled, past participle of ransackle, frequentative of ransaken.
loose; disjointed; falling to pieces; out of repair
to search or ransack; to rummage
Origin: [Etymol. uncertain.]
Ramshackle was an electronic dub group that released two albums and collaborated with such artists as Steve Winwood, Jah Wobble, and Maxi Jazz. They released two albums, "Depthology" and "Chin on the Kerb" in the 1990s and a remixed version of their song, "Eyes, Lips, Body" was included on the Hackers soundtrack. DEFINITION ram·shack·le /ˈramˌSHakəl/ Adjective In a state of severe disrepair. Synonyms dilapidated - decrepit - rickety
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ram′shak′l, adj. tumble-down: ill-made: out of repair—also Ram′shackled.—n. (Scot.) a careless fellow.—adj. Ram′shackly. [Ice. ramskakkr, quite wrong—ramr, strong, very, skakkr, wry, unequal.]
The numerical value of ramshackle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ramshackle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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However steep or ramshackle they may be, don't ever despise the stairs which take you up to higher levels!
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