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[mass noun] Poor condition of a building or structure due to neglect:‘the station gradually fell into disrepair’
dilapidation, decrepitude, shabbiness, ruin, ruination, rack and ruin, ricketinessdeterioration, decay, degeneration, collapseabandonment, neglect, disuseView synonyms
- ‘The residents, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the estate is in a terrible state of disrepair.’
- ‘The buildings are massive socialist behemoths hard to heat and in disrepair.’
- ‘The old railway station has been let fall into disrepair and is in a sad condition.’
- ‘The difficulty is that when production systems are allowed to fall into disrepair they cannot quickly be brought back into use.’
- ‘When they first looked on to the structure, it was already ancient and in disrepair.’
- ‘But after years of neglect the chimney had fallen into disrepair and was threatened with demolition.’
- ‘Salford Council wanted to close it after it had fallen into disrepair following vandalism and neglect.’
- ‘The main reasons for the poor condition of houses were disrepair and dampness.’
- ‘Most of the money is being used for refurbishing properties which have fallen into disrepair and disuse.’
- ‘He feared that the resulting neglect and disrepair of the track could lead to another crash.’
- ‘But now dreams of joint efforts have ground to a halt and neglect has left Russia's system in disrepair.’
- ‘Nearly a year later, it is still in a state of some disrepair.’
- ‘Many years of neglect allowed parts of the structure to fall into disrepair.’
- ‘To allow buildings to fall into such a state of disrepair that the council has to hold out its begging bowl is beyond belief.’
- ‘Under the control of the national government, it fell into disrepair, as did the neighborhood.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the only two city shelters sank further into squalor and disrepair.’
- ‘For several decades the building fell into disrepair, but it was reopened in 2002.’
- ‘The four graves that exist in Hobart are in varying states of disrepair.’
- ‘The mill buildings fell into disrepair and became a favourite meeting-place for gangs of teenagers in Westbury.’
- ‘It closed again in 1968 and, despite being a listed building, it slid into a state of severe disrepair.’
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