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See definition of derelict on Dictionary.com
  • adj.careless, negligent
  • adj.deserted, forsaken
  • noundestitute or down-and-out person

synonyms for derelict

  • delinquent
  • slack
  • behindhand
  • disregardful
  • irresponsible
  • lax
  • regardless
  • remiss
  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • untrustworthy
  • desolate
  • dilapidated
  • dingy
  • neglected
  • ruined
  • run down
  • seedy
  • shabby
  • solitary
  • abandoned
  • cast-off
  • discarded
  • faded
  • lorn
  • ownerless
  • relinquished
  • threadbare
  • uncouth

antonyms for derelict

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  • careful
  • caring
  • improved
  • populated
  • good
  • nice
  • used
  • careful
  • caring
  • improved
  • populated
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    How to use derelict in a sentence

    A fair ship on a fair sea soon parts company with a derelict—unless it tows it.
    THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
    Yet he had gone twice in the fortnight at her call to help her through stormy nights with the derelict.
    THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
    Erdil is a tiny derelict Christian village situated in the Oramar valley a little above its confluence with the Zab.
    THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
    A dead ship, a derelict, come to them by merest chance from some unthinkably remote star.
    DERELICTALAN EDWARD NOURSE
    Eyes turned curiously on the shambling derelict, but the only expression on Newt's face was one of surly defiance to the world.
    THE CODE OF THE MOUNTAINSCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
    When they went on deck again Corregidor Island was astern, rising out of the channel like a derelict battleship.
    ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
    When I found the police in charge of the motor-car I had left I thought they were merely guarding it as a derelict.
    THE GRELL MYSTERYFRANK FROEST
    You are too young, and too gifted, to remain here in this sluggish backwater, alongside a derelict like me.
    THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
    Yet men are as often derelict in furnishing provision for their families as women are lax in its administration.
    A NEW ATMOSPHEREGAIL HAMILTON
    There is much romance on that old way, which is one of several derelict branching roads just here.
    THE GREAT NORTH ROAD: LONDON TO YORKCHARLES G. HARPER
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    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO DERELICT

    • behind
    • belated
    • belatedly
    • derelict
    • dilatorily
    • dilatory
    • in arrears
    • in the red
    • late
    • neglectful
    • negligent
    • overdue
    • remiss
    • tardily
    • tardy
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