1. [ noun ] a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
Synonyms: dereliction willful_neglect

"he inherited his delinquency from his father" "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes" "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

Related terms: negligence
2. [ noun ] nonpayment of a debt when due
Related terms: nonpayment
3. [ noun ] (law) an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
Synonyms: juvenile_delinquency
Related terms: misbehavior law
Similar spelling:   delinquent