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DELINQUENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does delinquency mean? 

DELINQUENCY (noun)
  The noun DELINQUENCY has 3 senses:

1. nonpayment of a debt when due
2. a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
3. an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor

  Familiarity information: DELINQUENCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELINQUENCY (noun)


Sense 1delinquency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Nonpayment of a debt when due

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Hypernyms ("delinquency" is a kind of...):

default; nonpayment; nonremittal (loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid)


Sense 2delinquency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tendency to be negligent and uncaring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

dereliction; willful neglect; delinquency

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("delinquency" is a kind of...):

neglect; neglectfulness; negligence (the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern)


Sense 3delinquency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

juvenile delinquency; delinquency

Hypernyms ("delinquency" is a kind of...):

misbehavior; misbehaviour; misdeed (improper or wicked or immoral behavior)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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