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The overt deviance of Psycho seemed to crack open the dirty psychology of America itself, shifting the scares away from stodgy haunted houses to decrepit roadside mausoleums and the secrets they hid, and ushering in an era of psychosexual horror.

From Vox

What we saw were a few work-in-progress environments for the decrepit mining freighter USG Ishimura, a rough in-game model of Clarke's engineering suit, and a lesson in destructible necromorph biology inside an entirely unfinished framework.

It did not strike me as incidental to the decrepit housing they provided, or the labor by which he paid for it.

From Time

The lower level that she dreamed of turning into a ping-pong room to entice her grandkids to visit looked, upon arrival, decrepit and possibly haunted.

Another is confronting the city’s decrepit infrastructure, and the lack of funds to address it.

It was headquartered in Stanleyville, in a tall corner building that still stands in the decrepit, yet lively, downtown.

Only a rounded bar and three rotting bathtubs remain in the decrepit club.

The decrepit BMD came to a stop with a gear-clanking jolt by the water, and within seconds the soldiers broke out the vodka.

As I stepped out of a decrepit office building into a perfect sunny day, a member of my team started talking into his radio.

Wandering around Tribeca, you may stumble upon a decrepit elevator shaft that's full of curiosities.

Who is in a decrepit age, and that is in care about all things, and to the distrustful that loseth patience!

Then she proudly led the way to one of the largest and certainly the most decrepit looking of all the hovels in Dogtown.

The decrepit figure in its quaint Acadian garb was one to be remembered.

When the audience should weep it laughs and there are tears instead of smiles for his decrepit attempts at comedy.

Groping his way about, he found that the room was bare of all furnishing, except for a decrepit old cot, and a rough table.


On this page you'll find 95 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decrepit, such as: battered, broken-down, creaky, dilapidated, feeble, and flimsy.

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