Definitions

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  • n. An unsound state, as that of a building; dilapidation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An unsound state, as of a building; dilapidation.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ repair.

Examples

  • The man mentioned a figure, the comparative lowness of which seemed accounted for by the character of the neighbourhood and the abominable state of unrepair of the place.

    Widdershins

  • Learning all but disappeared; the useful arts were little cultivated; cities fell into decay and the roads that bound them together were left in unrepair; the life of the time, barren alike in hovel and castle, was supported by the crude labor of a servile class.

    Beginnings of the American People

  • The tenement-houses near them continue to festoon the façades with the week's wash in every state of unrepair.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912

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