DELINQUENT: Synonyms and Related Words. What is Another Word for DELINQUENT?

Need another word that means the same as “delinquent”? Find 30 synonyms and 30 related words for “delinquent” in this overview.

The synonyms of “Delinquent” are: derelict, neglectful, remiss, overdue, lawless, criminal, offending, negligent, careless of one's duty, irresponsible, lax, slack, unsettled, outstanding, unresolved, unattended to, due, owing, receivable, payable, undischarged, in arrears, in the red, juvenile delinquent, offender, wrongdoer, malefactor, lawbreaker, culprit

Delinquent as a Noun

Definitions of "Delinquent" as a noun

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “delinquent” as a noun can have the following definitions:

  • A young offender.
  • A delinquent person.

Synonyms of "Delinquent" as a noun (7 Words)

criminalA person who has committed a crime.
These men are dangerous criminals.
culpritThe cause of a problem or defect.
The car s front nearside door had been smashed in but the culprits had fled.
juvenile delinquentA young person, not fully developed.
lawbreakerSomeone who violates the law.
malefactorA person who commits a crime or some other wrong.
offenderA person who transgresses moral or civil law.
You can t get away from sex these days and the TV is the worst offender.
wrongdoerA person who transgresses moral or civil law.
They need to punish wrongdoers.

Usage Examples of "Delinquent" as a noun

  • Juvenile delinquents.

Delinquent as an Adjective

Definitions of "Delinquent" as an adjective

According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “delinquent” as an adjective can have the following definitions:

  • Past due; not paid at the scheduled time.
  • Failing in what duty requires.
  • (typically of a young person) tending to commit crime, particularly minor crime.
  • In arrears.
  • Failing in one's duty.
  • Guilty of a misdeed.

Synonyms of "Delinquent" as an adjective (23 Words)

careless of one's dutyMarked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful.
criminalRelating to crime as opposed to civil matters.
Criminal in the sight of God and man.
derelictIn deplorable condition.
The barge lay derelict for years.
dueOwed and payable immediately or on demand.
He was only taking back what was due to him.
in arrearsHolding office.
in the redHolding office.
irresponsible(of a person, attitude, or action) not showing a proper sense of responsibility.
Behaved like an irresponsible idiot.
lawlessNot governed by or obedient to laws; characterized by a lack of civic order.
Lawless bands roaming the plains.
laxPronounced with muscles of the tongue and jaw relatively relaxed e g the vowel sound in bet.
A lax rope.
neglectfulNot giving proper care or attention to someone or something.
You are being neglectful of our guests.
negligentCharacterized by neglect and undue lack of concern.
Negligent in his correspondence.
offendingOffending against or breaking a law or rule.
She eliminated the offending foods from her diet.
outstandingHaving a quality that thrusts itself into attention.
The team s outstanding performance.
overdue(of a woman) not having had a menstrual period at the expected time.
Overdue bills.
owing(of money) yet to be paid.
No rent was owing.
payableAble to be paid.
It costs just 195 payable in five monthly instalments.
receivableAwaiting payment.
Accounts receivable.
remissFailing in what duty requires.
It would be very remiss of me not to pass on that information.
slackHaving many sexual encounters or relationships (typically used of a woman).
They were working at a slack pace.
unattended toNot watched.
undischargedOwed as a debt.
An undischarged bankrupt.
unresolvedCharacterized by musical dissonance harmonically unresolved.
A number of issues remain unresolved.
unsettledNot yet resolved.
Unsettled weather with rain and hail and sunshine coming one right after the other.

Usage Examples of "Delinquent" as an adjective

  • Delinquent teenagers.
  • Delinquent accounts.
  • A delinquent account.
  • Derelict (or delinquent) in his duty.
  • Delinquent minors.

Associations of "Delinquent" (30 Words)

accusedA person or group of people who are charged with or on trial for a crime.
Two of the accused were sentenced to thirteen years in prison.
apprehendGet the meaning of something.
A warrant was issued but he has not been apprehended.
ashamedFeeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse.
You should be ashamed of yourself.
captureA person or thing that has been captured.
Capture the essence of Spring.
confessionThe religious body or Church sharing a confession of faith.
A Protestant confession of faith.
convictA person who has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Twelve people were convicted for their part in an attempted coup.
convictionA firmly held belief or opinion.
His conviction that the death was no accident was stronger.
criminalRelating to crime.
They are charged with conspiracy to commit criminal damage.
culpabilityResponsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.
A level of moral culpability.
culpableDeserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious.
Mercy killings are less culpable than ordinary murders.
culpritA person who is responsible for a crime or other misdeed.
Low level ozone pollution is the real culprit.
deviationThe deflection of a ship’s compass needle caused by iron in the ship.
Sexual deviation.
felonA person who has committed a felony.
The felon undermining hand of dark corruption.
guiltyCausing a feeling of guilt.
Secret guilty deeds.
homicideThe killing of a human being by another human being.
Knives account for a third of all homicides.
indictmentThe action of indicting or being indicted.
An indictment for conspiracy.
inmateOne of several occupants of a house.
Inmates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary.
juvenileAn actor playing a juvenile role.
Juvenile crime.
murdererA person who commits murder.
Convicted murderers.
penanceImpose a penance on.
The Bishop penanced him severely for his conduct.
penitentialShowing or constituting penance.
Wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words.
penitentiary(in the Roman Catholic Church) a priest appointed to administer penance.
Penitentiary institutions.
perpetratorA person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
The perpetrators of this horrific crime must be brought to justice.
prisonA prisonlike situation a place of seeming confinement.
The young man was prisoned behind the doors.
prisonerA person who is confined especially a prisoner of war.
200 rebels were taken prisoner.
reformatoryTending to reform.
Reformatory punishment.
rehabilitationThe action of restoring something that has been damaged to its former condition.
She underwent rehabilitation and was walking within three weeks.
shopliftSteal in a store.
He was spotted shoplifting at the supermarket near his home.
sinnerA person who sins (without repenting.
God forgives repentant sinners.
youthEarly maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced.
Youth culture.

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