What does the word decrepit mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Enfeebled, as by old age; broken down. decrepld.

Usage examples for decrepit

  1. We visited an institution maintained solely by the village for the old and decrepit of both sexes, and this place would have done credit to a European city. – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  2. Decrepit families imply decrepit wills, decrepit conduct. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  3. Another woman, who looked old and decrepit, begged and prayed that a bottle might be given her. – In the Tail of the Peacock by Isabel Savory