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Adjective
Tending to commit crime
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“Individuals may proceed along developmental pathways toward antisocial behavior, with each pathway representing major dimensions of delinquent behavior.”
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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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Not arriving, occurring, or settled at the due, usual, or proper time
“A second expense involves the carrying charge associated with delinquent payments.”
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Having the characteristic of being troublesome or unruly
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Having net losses, or being in debt
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Not yet paid
Noun
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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A despicable or contemptible person
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A person who has physically removed him- or herself from the control or direction of a military or naval unit with the intention of permanently leaving
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A person who engages in sabotage
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