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

"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 ] (law) willful negligence
Related terms: negligence wrongdoing nonfeasance
Similar spelling:   derelict