Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Time Has Told Me

We're not getting older, we're getting decrepit.


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de·crep·it (d-krpt)
Weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use. See Synonyms at weak.


[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dcrepitus, worn out, feeble : d-, de- + crepitus, past participle of crepre, to burst, crack.]


de·crepit·ly adv.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj. 1. decrepit - worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"
creaky, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
2. decrepit - lacking physical strength or vitality; "a feeble old woman"; "her body looked sapless"
debile, sapless, weakly, infirm, feeble, weak
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
INTERESTINGLY, Tom - There is no definition for CREPIT. It would seem that if there is a DEcrepit then there should be a CREPIT to DE from.. right?

There is one vague allusion to CREDIT as a substitute for "crepit" but no one wants to know about mu crepit rating.

ANOTHER way of viewing this DECREPIT situation is that it refers to one who is now HARMLESS when one was previousluy say, a mass-murderer or rapist, in which case "Decrepit old man" is a great cover. It will get you into churches and most other places as well as wearing a jump suit and carrying a clipboard.