Synonyms of delinquency


1. delinquency, nonpayment, default, nonremittal

usage: nonpayment of a debt when due

2. delinquency, dereliction, willful neglect, negligence, neglect, neglectfulness

usage: a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"

3. delinquency, juvenile delinquency, misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed

usage: an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor

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