The old house, which Jane had inherited from her aging grandmother, was in a ruined and crumbling state of decrepitude. Its antique porch steps and railing had fallen into a broken state of decrepitude over the years, and Jane could barely enter the front door. The run-down house seemed feeble and decrepit, as if it had been sick along with her ailing grandmother.
Quiz: What is decrepitude?
- A state of being quite old and in poor condition.
- Feelings of disappointment and dismay.
- A much-needed period of healing and repair.