Dilapidate vs Abandoned - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between dilapidate and abandoned
is that dilapidate
is to fall into ruin or disuse while abandoned
As an adjective abandoned is
self-abandoned, or given up to vice; immoral; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked; as, an abandoned
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To fall into ruin or disuse.
To cause to become ruined or put into disrepair.
* 1883 , , chapter VI
- If the bishop, parson, or vicar, etc., dilapidates the buildings, or cuts down the timber of the patrimony
(figuratively) To squander or waste.
- 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.
- The patrimony of the bishopric of Oxon was much dilapidated .
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No longer maintained by its former owners, residents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 , :
(geology) No longer being acted upon by the geologic forces that formed it.
- Everything was dirty and shabby. There was no sign of the abandoned luxury that Colonel MacAndrew had so confidently described.