Dilapidated vs Venerable - What's the difference?

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Dilapidated is a related term of venerable.


As adjectives the difference between dilapidated and venerable

is that dilapidated is having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect while venerable is used as a form of address for an archdeacon in the anglican church.

As a verb dilapidated

is .

dilapidated

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having fallen into a state of disrepair or deterioration, especially through neglect
  • Synonyms

    * beat * beat up * beaten up * bedraggled * broken-down * ramshackle * ruinous * rundown * tatterdemalion * tumbledown

    venerable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Commanding respect because of age, dignity, character or position.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The attack of the MOOCs , passage=Dotcom mania was slow in coming to higher education, but now it has the venerable industry firmly in its grip. Since the launch early last year of Udacity and Coursera, two Silicon Valley start-ups offering free education through MOOCs, massive open online courses, the ivory towers of academia have been shaken to their foundations.}}
  • Worthy of reverence.
  • Ancient, antiquated or archaic.
  • Made sacred especially by religious or historical association.
  • Giving an impression of aged goodness and benevolence.