One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a terrace of dilapidated Edwardian houses’
run down, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, in disrepair, shabby, battered, rickety, shaky, unsound, crumbling, in ruins, ruined, decayed, decaying, deteriorating, deteriorated, decrepit, worn out
neglected, uncared-for, untended, unmaintained, badly maintained
the worse for wear, falling to pieces, falling apart, gone to rack and ruin, gone to seed
informal shambly, slummy
North American informal shacky
NZ Australian informal rumpty
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