Dilapidate vs Abandoned - What's the difference?

dilapidate | abandoned |


As verbs the difference between dilapidate and abandoned

is that dilapidate is to fall into ruin or disuse while abandoned is (abandon).

As an adjective abandoned is

self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

dilapidate

English

Verb

(dilapidat)
  • To fall into ruin or disuse.
  • To cause to become ruined or put into disrepair.
  • * Blackstone
  • If the bishop, parson, or vicar, etc., dilapidates the buildings, or cuts down the timber of the patrimony
  • * 1883 , , chapter VI
  • In the last days of autumn he had whitewashed the chalet, painted the doors, windows, and veranda, repaired the roof and interior, and improved the place so much that the landlord had warned him that the rent would be raised at the expiration of his twelvemonth's tenancy, remarking that a tenant could not reasonably expect to have a pretty, rain-tight dwelling-house for the same money as a hardly habitable ruin. Smilash had immediately promised to dilapidate it to its former state at the end of the year.
  • (figuratively) To squander or waste.
  • * Wood
  • The patrimony of the bishopric of Oxon was much dilapidated .

    abandoned

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned villain.
  • No longer maintained by its former owners, residents
  • * (rfdate), Thomson:
  • Free from constraint; uninhibited.
  • * 1919 , :
  • Everything was dirty and shabby. There was no sign of the abandoned luxury that Colonel MacAndrew had so confidently described.
  • (geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
  • Derived terms

    * abandonedness

    Synonyms

    * deserted * forsaken * corrupt * depraved * dissolute * graceless * reprobate * unprincipled * vicious * vile * wicked

    Verb

    (head)
  • (abandon)
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