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Definition of Decrepit


  1. Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.

Decrepit Quotations

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
George Eliot

The voting booth joint is a great leveler; the whole neighborhood - rich, poor, old, young, decrepit and spunky - they all turn out in one day.
David Byrne

The aim is to postpone frailty, postpone degenerative disease, debilitation and so on and thereby shorten the period at the end of life, which is passed in a decrepit or disabled state, while extending life as a whole.
Aubrey de Grey

Places that have experienced great defeat experience a kind of rebirth, which I think America has to do - unless we want to get more decrepit. I don't think we have to destroy the place totally.
Rufus Wainwright

I'm decrepit but I don't want to give up, and I love my work.
Helen Thomas
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Decrepit Translations

decrepit in Dutch is aftands, bouwvallig, gammel
decrepit in Finnish is raihnas
decrepit in German is altersschwach
decrepit in Hungarian is elaggott, rokkant
decrepit in Latin is decrepitus
decrepit in Norwegian is avfeldig

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