What does delinquent mean?

Definitions for delinquentdɪˈlɪŋ kwənt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquent, juvenile delinquent(adj)

    a young offender

  2. delinquent(adj)

    guilty of a misdeed

    "delinquent minors"

  3. derelict, delinquent, neglectful, remiss(adj)

    failing in what duty requires

    "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"

  4. delinquent, overdue(adj)

    past due; not paid at the scheduled time

    "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"


  1. delinquent(Noun)

    One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.

  2. delinquent(Noun)

    a term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642 - 1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.

  3. delinquent(Adjective)

    Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.

  4. delinquent(Adjective)

    Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delinquent(noun)

    failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty

  2. Delinquent(noun)

    one who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit

  3. Origin: [L. delinquens, -entis, p. pr. of delinquere to fail, be wanting in one's duty, do wrong; de- + linquere to leave. See Loan, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delinquent

    de-ling′kwent, adj. failing in duty.—n. one who fails in or leaves his duty: a transgressor: a criminal.—n. Delin′quency, failure in or omission of duty: a fault: a crime.—adv. Delin′quently. [L. delinquens, -entis, pr.p. of delinquĕrede, inten., and linquĕre, to leave.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delinquent in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delinquent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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