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delinquent

See definition of delinquent on Dictionary.com
  • adj.irresponsible, defaulting
  • nouncriminal, often young

synonyms for delinquent

  • offending
  • overdue
  • tardy
  • unpaid
  • behind
  • criminal
  • derelict
  • slack
  • blamable
  • blameworthy
  • careless
  • censurable
  • culpable
  • defaultant
  • disregardful
  • faulty
  • guilty
  • lax
  • neglectful
  • negligent
  • procrastinating
  • red-handed
  • remiss
  • reprehensible
  • shabby
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antonyms for delinquent

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  • early
  • paid
  • behaving
  • careful
  • responsible
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    How to use delinquent in a sentence

    Over 11,200 San Diegans behind on their water bill owe more than $1,000, which accounts for 16 percent of the total delinquent bills.
    SAN DIEGANS ARE DROWNING IN WATER DEBT DURING COVID-19MACKENZIE ELMERJANUARY 27, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    If they overzealously collect on delinquent loans, the public relations and regulatory cost could be high—at a time when the monetary value of trying to collect on many of those loans is at an all-time low.
    BANKERS WERE THE VILLAINS OF THE LAST RECESSION. THEY CAN BE HEROES IN THIS ONEMATTHEWHEIMERDECEMBER 11, 2020FORTUNE
    As McDonald noted in a 2008 Brookings op-ed, local ward bosses, “who knew their neighbors intimately, dispensed jobs and favors for votes” and political machines “paid supporters’ taxes in states that disenfranchised tax delinquents.”
    THE 2020 ELECTION SET A RECORD FOR VOTER TURNOUT. BUT WHY IS IT NORMAL FOR SO MANY AMERICANS TO SIT OUT ELECTIONS?OLIVIA B. WAXMANNOVEMBER 5, 2020TIME
    What’s remarkable is that so far, JPMorgan is seeing a tiny fraction of its loans go delinquent.
    HOW JPMORGAN CHASE IS PROCEEDING WITH EXTREME CAUTION—AND STILL MAKING PLENTY OF MONEYSHAWN TULLYOCTOBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
    Until this year, lenders booked credit costs, called “provisions,” mostly based on the length of time loans were delinquent.
    HOW JPMORGAN CHASE IS PROCEEDING WITH EXTREME CAUTION—AND STILL MAKING PLENTY OF MONEYSHAWN TULLYOCTOBER 14, 2020FORTUNE
    The reason is that the pre-delinquent is not attracted by such forms of recreation or healthy pleasure.
    REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MORAL DELINQUENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSOSWALD CHETTLE MAZENGARB ET AL.
    It is a curious and amusing fact that the great smuggler (p. 267) and real delinquent was Napoleon himself.
    THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
    The hubbub increased behind him; and several peace-officers of the Royal Household came up to apprehend the delinquent.
    THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
    These parsons are used to being victimised and are known not to be too harsh upon the delinquent.
    PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, SEPTEMBER 2ND, 1914VARIOUS
    Non-delinquent or non-sequestrated private patronage and the obligation of tithes were retained.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 9, SLICE 4VARIOUS
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    WORDS RELATED TO DELINQUENT

    • base
    • corrupt
    • criminal
    • delinquent
    • evil
    • iniquitous
    • mean
    • reprobate
    • sinful
    • vicious
    • vile
    • villainous
    • wicked
    • wrong
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