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decrepit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word decrepit

(adj) worn and broken down by hard use
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
Synonyms : debile , feeble , infirm , rickety , sapless , weak , weakly
Example Sentence
  • a feeble old woman
  • her body looked sapless

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for decrepit

Decrease in Brad pit's muscular strength made him very weak
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by ksameer_coep

DECRE(decrease..)..and decrease in a capacity of something will lead to BAD AND WEAK condition of a something.
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by preetisoni2411

decrepit -- > decre(decrease) + pit (peet means maarna(beat) in hindi). If you beat someone, he/she gets weak.
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by cp.jethani

DE+CRE(creature)+PIT.....the creature that fell into a pit is in it's LAST STAGE OF DECAY after dying.....
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by nileshdive

Decrepit->decrease strength or weakness to get out of pit
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by sansecretcp

decrease + pit. prolonged usage leads a thing to DECREASE in value or strength so after the things gets wretched we ll throw it in PIT. (garbage pit)
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by arulmozhi

decrepit. A pit(well) which has been decre(deserted) is in old and weak condition. The 2nd meaning as 1st mnemonic
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by aroraraman309

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by nileshdive

Decre-Decrease in pit-f(p)itness
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by bbrave

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