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a. Deserted by an owner or keeper; abandoned: derelict railroad tracks.
b. Run-down; dilapidated: derelict buildings.
2. Neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss. See Synonyms at negligent.
1. A homeless or jobless person; a vagrant.
a. Abandoned property, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
b. Land left dry by a permanent recession of the water line.
[Latin dērelictus, past participle of dērelinquere, to abandon : dē-, de- + relinquere, to leave behind; see relinquish.]
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1. deserted or abandoned, as by an owner, occupant, etc
2. (Architecture) falling into ruins; neglected; dilapidated
3. neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss
4. (Social Welfare) a person abandoned or neglected by society; a social outcast or vagrant
5. (Architecture) property deserted or abandoned by an owner, occupant, etc
6. (Nautical Terms) a vessel abandoned at sea
7. a person who is neglectful of duty or obligation
[C17: from Latin dērelictus forsaken, from dērelinquere to abandon, from de- + relinquere to leave]
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der•e•lict(ˈdɛr ə lɪkt)
1. left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned: a derelict ship.
2. neglectful of duty; delinquent; negligent.n.
3. a person who has no home or means of support.
4. a vessel abandoned in open water.
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|Noun||1.||derelict - a person without a home, job, or property|
pauper - a person who is very poor
|2.||derelict - a ship abandoned on the high seas |
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
|Adj.||1.||derelict - worn and broken down by hard use; "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"|
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
|2.||derelict - forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"|
uninhabited - not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses"
|3.||derelict - 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"
|4.||derelict - in deplorable condition; "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"|
damaged - harmed or injured or spoiled; "I won't buy damaged goods"; "the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
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1. Having been given up and left alone:
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2. n (frm) (person) → derelitto/a
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abandoned and left to fall to pieces. a derelict airfield. verlate, opgegee مَهْجور، مُهْمَل изоставен abandonado opuštěný aufgeben forladt; faldefærdig εγκαταλελειμένος abandonado, en ruinas mahajäetud متروکه؛ رهاشده hylätty abandonnéמוזנח परित्यक्त napušten, bez gospodara elhagyott yang ditinggalkan, terlantar yfirgefinn abbandonato, derelitto 放棄された 유기된 apleistas pamests terbiar vervallenforlatt og falleferdigporzucony پرې ايښى، متروك، بيړۍ، هغه چه دوظيفې په اجرا كې سستى كوى abandonado abandonat бесхозный opustený zapuščen napušten övergiven, öde ถูกทอดทิ้ง terkedilmiş, metruk 被遺棄的 покинутий; бездоглядний متروکہ bị bỏ hoang 被遗弃的
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