ETYM From Break.
1. Not whole; not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly.
2. Out of working order; ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken' as in); SYN. busted.
3. Physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split; or legally or emotionally destroyed.
4. Lacking a part or parts.
5. Imperfectly spoken or written.
6. Destroyed financially; SYN. wiped out, impoverished.
7. Subdued or brought low in condition or status; SYN. crushed, humbled, humiliated, low.
8. (Meteorology) Discontinuous.
9. Weakened and infirm.
10. Topographically very uneven; SYN. rugged.
11. Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; SYN. confused, disordered, upset.
12. Tamed or trained to obey; SYN. broken in.
13. (Especially of promises or contracts) Having been violated or disregarded; SYN. unkept.
Not in working order; broken down.
When something is old, in bad condition, or not functioning properly, it is broken-down.
ETYM Latin contritus bruised, p. p. of contrere to grind, bruise; con- + terere to rub, grind: cf. French contrit See Trite.
1. Feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses; SYN. remorseful, rueful, sorry.
2. Feeling regret for a fault or offence.