The town along the water resembles Salem, except that it has neither its look of antiquity nor its dilapidation.
dilapidation is written everywhere in this Oriental atmosphere.
Fifteen lives were lost, and the churches, convents, and many private houses are in a state of dilapidation.
The speculation did not answer, and the house is now in a state of dilapidation.
Here in a thick forest were several pyramids in a very advanced stage of dilapidation and not described.
It had an air of dilapidation, but, withal, of comfort about it.
In the second place, the driver was drunk, and the horse was groggy, and the fiacre was in the last stage of dilapidation.
The house was not modern and had fallen into a general state of dilapidation.
Both were thickly bordered by religious houses and pagodas--the latter, for the most part, being in a state of dilapidation.
It was in bills of various denominations and various stages of dilapidation.
early 15c., from Late Latin dilapidationem (nominative dilapidatio) "a squandering," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin dilapidare "throw away, squander, waste," literally "pelt with stones" (thus "ruin, destroy") or else "scatter like stones," from dis- "asunder" (see dis-) + lapidare "throw stones at," from lapis (genitive lapidis) "stone." "Taken in Eng. in a more literal sense than was usual in Latin" [OED].
1560s, "to bring a building to ruin," from Latin dilapidatus, past participle of dilapidare "to squander, waste," originally "to throw stones, scatter like stones;" see dilapidation. Perhaps the English word is a back-formation from dilapidation.