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[dis-ri-pair] /ˌdɪs rɪˈpɛər/
the condition of needing repair; an impaired or neglected state.
Origin of disrepair
1790-1800; dis-1 + repair Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Not only are they often misshapen and woefully out of date, but many have been in a state of disrepair for years.
  • Lucky for urban explorers and adventurous photographers, they're still pretty incredible to see, no matter the state of disrepair.
  • The house had been unoccupied for many years and was in a state of disrepair.
  • Upon investigation the apartments were found in a state of disrepair.
  • Paving broken, in a state of disrepair or having no paving.
  • The drab brick buildings and the disrepair evident everywhere are the first signals.
  • As a consequence, the grid has fallen into disrepair, with few major efforts to fix it.
  • The town hasn't changed much and is now in disrepair due to a downturn in the economy.
  • As a result, the city's sacred manuscripts began to fall into disrepair.
  • But too many roads within the parks themselves are in disrepair and some pose a real danger to drivers.
British Dictionary definitions for disrepair


the condition of being worn out or in poor working order; a condition requiring repairs
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Word Origin and History for disrepair

1798, from dis- + repair (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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