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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dereliction mean? 

  The noun DERELICTION has 2 senses:

1. a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
2. willful negligence

  Familiarity information: DERELICTION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1dereliction [BACK TO TOP]


A tendency to be negligent and uncaring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


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 ("dereliction" is a kind of...):

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

Sense 2dereliction [BACK TO TOP]


Willful negligence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

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

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

carelessness; neglect; negligence; nonperformance (failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dereliction"):

nonfeasance (a failure to act when under an obligation to do so; a refusal (without sufficient excuse) to do that which it is your legal duty to do)

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