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Adjective
Shamefully negligent of one's duties or obligations
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“I feel they have been derelict in their duty as Commissioners in failing to care for these hungry boys and girls in their district.”
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Abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
“The stolen goods were found dumped in a derelict warehouse.”
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In a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect
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“The most notable of these barriers is a complicated system of land ownership, poor roads, and a derelict telecommunications network.”
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Lacking in material possessions or financial wealth
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Having nowhere to live
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Unprepared or not paying attention
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A person without a home, job, or property
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“The fifth case involved DeWitt Easter, a homeless derelict who was arrested for public intoxication on September 23, 1964.”
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Someone who spends their time idling and doing nothing in particular
“I thought all eyes were judging and evaluating me, looking at me like a drunk, a slob, a good-for-nothing derelict.”
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One that has been excluded from a society or system, a pariah
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A despicable or contemptible person
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One who has run away or physically removed themselves from a place or group
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A person who does not succeed
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A person who is dishonest or a criminal
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