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What is another word for delinquent?

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Adjective
Tending to commit crime
“Individuals may proceed along developmental pathways toward antisocial behavior, with each pathway representing major dimensions of delinquent behavior.”
Adjective
Wild or unruly in behavior
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“The minister for care services wants to extend naming and shaming to the parents of delinquent children.”
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Irresponsible or negligent in behavior
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“Protestors accused the government of being delinquent in carrying out its duties.”
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Doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time
“A second expense involves the carrying charge associated with delinquent payments.”
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Deserving censure or condemnation
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Immoral, unprincipled or evil in nature
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Still or yet to be paid
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Having net losses, or being in debt
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One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws, especially a young person
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“To put it plainly, I was a delinquent who had a knack for finding trouble.”
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A person who has not paid their debts
“They then call up the creditors and try to negotiate a settlement or lower payment from them because you're now a delinquent.”
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An unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
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A person who engages in sabotage
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A pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation
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