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Meaning & Definition of Delinquent in English

English

Delinquent

/dɪlɪŋkwənt/

noun

1. A young offender

    synonym:
  • delinquent
  • ,
  • juvenile delinquent

adjective

1. Guilty of a misdeed

  • "Delinquent minors"
    synonym:
  • delinquent

2. Failing in what duty requires

  • "Derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"
  • "Neglectful of his duties"
  • "Remiss of you not to pay your bills"
    synonym:
  • derelict
  • ,
  • delinquent
  • ,
  • neglectful
  • ,
  • remiss

3. Past due

  • Not paid at the scheduled time
  • "An overdue installment"
  • "A delinquent account"
    synonym:
  • delinquent
  • ,
  • overdue