What does Delinquency mean?

Definitions for Delinquencydɪˈlɪŋ kwən si

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Delinquency.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquency(noun)

    nonpayment of a debt when due

  2. delinquency, dereliction, willful neglect(noun)

    a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

    "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

  3. delinquency, juvenile delinquency(noun)

    an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor


  1. delinquency(Noun)


  2. delinquency(Noun)

    a criminal offense

  3. delinquency(Noun)

    a debt that is overdue for payment

  4. Origin: delinquentia, from delinquens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delinquency(noun)

    failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense; a misdemeanor; a crime

  2. Origin: [L. delinquentia, fr. delinquens.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delinquency in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Delinquency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jason Wang:

    Based on an historical analysis of the last oil crash and recent payment behavior trends, we expect materially higher delinquency rates in Alberta and Saskatchewan in the second half of 2015.

  2. Leonardo Loza:

    It is aimed at educating and disciplining people, particularly young Bolivians, and fighting delinquency on social networks, freedom of expression can't be lying to the people or insulting citizens and politicians.

  3. Peter S. Jennison:

    The poor and the affluent are not communicating because they do not have the same words. When we talk of the millions who are culturally deprived, we refer not to those who do not have access to good libraries and bookstores, or to museums and centers for the performing arts, but those deprived of the words with which everything else is built, the words that opens doors. Children without words are licked before they start. The legion of the young wordless in urban and rural slums, eight to ten years old, do not know the meaning of hundreds of words which most middle-class people assume to be familiar to much younger children. Most of them have never seen their parents read a book or a magazine, or heard words used in other than rudimentary ways related to physical needs and functions. Thus is cultural fallout caused, the vicious circle of ignorance and poverty reinforced and perpetuated. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جنوحArabic
  • правонарушение, [[просрочен]] [[дълг]], простъпка, пропускBulgarian
  • παράβαση, εγκληματικότητα, παράπτωμα, παραβατικότηταGreek
  • występek, przestępstwoPolish
  • delinquênciaPortuguese
  • долг, просроченный, преступление, проступокRussian

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