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Definitions for delinquent
dɪˈlɪŋ kwəntdelin·quent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delinquent, juvenile delinquentadjective

    a young offender

  2. delinquentadjective

    guilty of a misdeed

    "delinquent minors"

  3. derelict, delinquent, neglectful, remissadjective

    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, overdueadjective

    past due; not paid at the scheduled time

    "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"

Wiktionary

  1. delinquentnoun

    One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.

  2. delinquentnoun

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

  3. delinquentadjective

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

  4. delinquentadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delinquentnoun

    failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty

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

  2. Delinquentnoun

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of delinquent in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Pack:

    An unjust world: I denounce Marijuana and you call me a monster. I denounce same sex marriage, same sex relationships, and same sex intercourse and you call me a monster. I denounce military style weapons and open carry for civilian use and you say I'm violating your rights. I denounce alcohol which causes drunk driving accidents and fatalities, health problems, high crime rates, your more susceptible to injuries and it's a squandering of tax dollars and resources and you call me a monster because I want to abolish it. You underage drink and steal booze but you say I'm the bad guy. You do drugs and steroids and you call me evil. Your irresponsible and get pregnant at 15 and you say I'm abusing the system. You bully people everyday and then when they go on a massacre you call them monsters and evil but really your the monster, your the evil one for bullying them and harming them and forcing them into causing a massacre. You spray paint and vandalize public and private property but you call me a delinquent. You cheat, lie , rape, murder, etc, etc, but I'm the monster for defending myself, I'm the monster for standing up for what is right. You bring your children into a world of violence and abuse them but I'm the monster, you call me the criminal. The way I see it, humanity is the monster, humanity is the criminal, not me.

  2. Karen Petrou:

    Another week or so of growing COVID-19 contagion, canceled events, foregone travel and shuttered businesses will lead to waves of delinquent debt from Americans with no other choice, one longstanding lesson of economic history is that liquidity crises descend into solvency debacles if not quickly resolved.

  3. Williamson County:

    Fox 19 reported. Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Williamson County Schools said bullying is not tolerated and that they would be investigating the incident. This type of behavior can never be tolerated at school. In addition to school discipline, WCS prosecutes delinquent behavior to the fullest extent of the law.

  4. Secretary Mnuchin:

    We agree that it is unfair to burden FDNY with the delinquent debts of other NYC government entities. The City government should directly reimburse FDNY.

  5. Photographer Valerio Bispuri:

    I photographed (prisoners) during leisure time as they tried to mimic the world outside by playing football, pretending they are in a bar, lifting weights at a gym, some were born into the delinquent world, others were there for a lapse of judgment at some point in their lives. Others were mentally ill, but a great number were there because of drugs.

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