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Meaning of DELINQUENT

Pronunciation:  di'lingkwunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a young offender
  2. [adj]  past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"
  3. [adj]  persistently bad; "school for delinquent boys"
  4. [adj]  failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
  5. [adj]  guilty of a minor misdeed; "delinquent minors"
 

DELINQUENT is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: derelict, due, guilty, incorrigible, juvenile delinquent, neglectful, negligent, overdue, owed, remiss
 
 See Also: offender, wrongdoer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*lin"quent\a. [L. delinquens, -entis, p. pr. of
    delinquere to fail, be wanting in one's duty, do wrong; de- +
    linquere to leave. See {Loan}, n.]
    Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
    
    
  2. \De*lin"quent\, n.
    One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or
    transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.
    
          A delinquent ought to be cited in the place or
          jurisdiction where the delinquency was committed.
                                                   --Ayliffe.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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