ETYM Latin decrepitus, perhaps orig., noised out, noiseless, applied to old people, who creep about quietly; de- + crepare to make a noise, rattle: cf. French décrépit. Related to Crepitate.
Lacking physical strength or vitality; SYN. feeble, infirm, sapless, weak, weakly.
1. (Used especially of persons) Having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; especially not young; SYN. aged.
2. Lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new; SYN. stale, moth-eaten.
3. From an earlier time
4. Of long duration; not new
5. Old in experience; SYN. older.
6. (Used for emphasis) Very familiar
1. Tanned and coarsened from being outdoors.
2. Worn by exposure to the weather; SYN. weatherworn, weathered. weather beaten, weather-beaten.
well-worn / wel wɔːrn /
Showing signs of much wear or use.
worn / wɔːrn /
Affected by wear; damaged by long use.
worn-out / aʊt /
1. Exhausted or used up by or as if by wear.
2. When something is worn-out, it has become damaged or weak from use and age and is no longer usable.
3. When something has made you very tired, you are worn-out.