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Definition of 'delinquent'

Noun

  1. a young offender
       Synonyms: juvenile delinquent

Adjective

  1. guilty of a minor misdeed; "delinquent minors"
  2. failing in what duty requires; "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"
       Synonyms: derelict neglectful remiss
  3. persistently bad; "school for delinquent boys"
  4. past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account"
       Synonyms: overdue


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