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1‘a derelict old building’
dilapidated, ramshackle, run down, broken-down, worn out, tumbledown, in disrepair, in a state of disrepair, in ruins, ruined, falling to pieces, falling apart
rickety, creaky, creaking, decrepit, deteriorating, crumbling, deteriorated
neglected, untended, unmaintained, gone to rack and ruin, gone to seed, on its last legs, the worse for wear
in good repair
2‘a vast, derelict airfield’
disused, abandoned, deserted, discarded, rejected, forsaken, cast off, relinquished, ownerless
3‘he was derelict in his duty to his country’
negligent, neglectful, remiss, lax, careless, sloppy, slipshod, slack, irresponsible, delinquent
1‘the community of derelicts who survive on the capital's streets’
tramp, vagrant, vagabond, down and out, homeless person, drifter, person of no fixed abode, person of no fixed address, knight of the road
outcast, pariah, ne'er do well, good-for-nothing, wastrel
informal dosser, bag lady
North American informal hobo, bum
NZ Australian informal derro
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