Definitions for delinquentdɪˈlɪŋ kwənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•lin•quentdɪˈlɪŋ kwənt(adj.)

  1. failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense.

  2. past due:

    a deliquent account.

    Category: Business

  3. of or pertaining to delinquents or delinquency.

    Category: Sociology

  4. (n.)a person who is delinquent, esp. a juvenile delinquent.

    Category: Sociology

Origin of delinquent:

1475–85; < L dēlinquent-; see delinquency


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


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