Synonyms for dereliction

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But the dereliction of hope is not the worst enemy of virtuous woman.

He had no reason and only a very poor excuse to offer for his dereliction.

He bitterly reproached his valet for this dereliction of duty.

And though some may censure this as a dereliction of principle, I do not so view it.

These were, my children, said he, the days of my dereliction.

It is dereliction of principle which has 636 done the whole.

So far as he was aware, there had been no dereliction of duty for which he could be reprimanded.

The dereliction of principle was worse than De Quincey supposed.

It wasn't at all that the dereliction worried your head or troubled your heart.

She proves that a dereliction from duty may be ignoble as well as criminal.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "abandonment" (formerly with a wider range than in modern use, e.g. of the sea withdrawing from the land), from Latin derelictionem (nominative derelictio), noun of action from past participle stem of derelinquere (see derelict). Meaning "failure in duty" is from c.1830.

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