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de·lin·quent

 (dĭ-lĭng′kwənt, -lĭn′-)
adj.
1. Failing to do what law or duty requires.
2. Overdue in payment: a delinquent account.
n.
1. A juvenile delinquent.
2. A person who neglects or fails to do what law or duty requires.

[Latin dēlinquēns, dēlinquent-, present participle of dēlinquere, to offend : dē-, de- + linquere, to leave, abandon; see leikw- in Indo-European roots.]

de·lin′quent·ly adv.

delinquent

(dɪˈlɪŋkwənt)
n
1. (Sociology) someone, esp a young person, guilty of delinquency. See juvenile delinquent
2. (Law) archaic a person who fails in an obligation or duty
adj
3. (Law) guilty of an offence or misdeed, esp one of a minor nature
4. (Law) failing in or neglectful of duty or obligation
[C17: from Latin dēlinquēns offending; see delinquency]
deˈlinquently adv

de•lin•quent

(dɪˈlɪŋ kwənt)

adj.
1. failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense.
2. past due: a deliquent account.
3. of or pertaining to delinquents or delinquency.
n.
4. a person who is delinquent, esp. a juvenile delinquent.
[1475–85; < Latin dēlinquent-; see delinquency]
de•lin′quent•ly, adv.

delinquent

- Literally "completely having left" one's duty or obligation.
See also related terms for obligation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.delinquent - a young offenderdelinquent - a young offender      
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
Adj.1.delinquent - guilty of a misdeed; "delinquent minors"
guilty - responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act; "guilty of murder"; "the guilty person"; "secret guilty deeds"
2.delinquent - failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
negligent - characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern; "negligent parents"; "negligent of detail"; "negligent in his correspondence"
3.delinquent - past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"
due - owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due"

delinquent

adjective
1. wild, rebellious, unruly, anarchic, riotous, insubordinate remand homes for delinquent children
2. (Formal) negligent, slack, indifferent, careless, thoughtless, neglectful, heedless, inattentive, remiss delinquent parents who let their children run wild
Translations

delinquent

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənt]
A. ADJdelincuente
B. Ndelincuente mf
see also juvenile A

delinquent

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənt]
adj [person, behaviour] → délinquant(e)
n (= person) → délinquant(e) m/f

delinquent

adj
billüberfällig; accountrückständig

delinquent

[dɪˈlɪŋkwənt]
1. adj (behaviour) → delinquenziale, da delinquente
a delinquent youth → un giovane delinquente
2. ndelinquente m/f
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 "General," said the commander of the delinquent brigade, "I am
But on the way, as she passed the drawing room, she beheld a scene, filling her heart with such pleasure that the tears came into her eyes, and she forgave the delinquent herself.
The greater deficiencies of some States furnished the pretext of example and the temptation of interest to the complying, or to the least delinquent States.
The labor was performed by convicts, prisoners of war, delinquent debtors and confirmed bachelors who were too poor to pay the high celibate tax which all red-Martian governments impose.
A knowledge of his career having come to the ears of Mr Clare, when he was in that part of the country preaching missionary sermons, he boldly took occasion to speak to the delinquent on his spiritual state.
Saying which, the old lady, quite unconscious that she had spoken above a whisper, drew herself up, and looked carving-knives at the hard-headed delinquent.
Certainly, it is wrong," said Monte Cristo, "but you should take into consideration the youth and greediness of the delinquent.
Comminges had arrested one of the ringleaders and had ordered him to be hanged near the cross of Du Trahoir; but in attempting to execute this command the soldiery were attacked in the market-place with stones and halberds; the delinquent had escaped to the Rue des Lombards and rushed into a house.
You are very kind, but I don't think I want a bosom friend, thank you," said Rose, as Ariadne stopped to bridle and shake her flaxen head over the delinquent Hatty Mason.
But the father gets lagged; and then the Juvenile Delinquent Society comes, and takes the boy away from a trade where he was arning money, teaches him to read and write, and in time makes a
Satisfied with her examination, she left him, with a slight expression of pleasure, and proceeded to practise the same trying experiment on her delinquent countryman.
To cut the delinquent son off with a shilling, was like delivering him over to his evil propensities.