[ dih-lap-i-dey-tid ]


  1. (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.

Examples of dilapidated in a sentence:

  • The dilapidated house on our street is sure to lower the property values of the homes in our neighborhood.  
  • After my husband breaks down the dilapidated shed in our backyard, he is going to build a playhouse for our children in the same area.