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  • nounabandonment
  • noundelinquency

synonyms for dereliction

  • desertion
  • desolation
  • forsaking
  • relinquishment
  • evasion
  • negligence
  • carelessness
  • nonperformance
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How to use dereliction in a sentence

Collectively, their national commitments constitute a dereliction of duty on a global scale, and a damning failure of leadership and diplomacy.
OUR LEADERS FAILED US AT COP26. TO SUCCEED AT COP27, THEY'LL NEED TO PUT SELF-INTEREST ASIDEMARY ROBINSONNOVEMBER 18, 2021TIME
People in Texas died at disproportionate rates because of a dereliction on behalf of the governor.
IN TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER TOWNS, COVID-19 HAS HAD AN UNCONSCIONABLY HIGH DEATH TOLLRENÉ KLADZYK, PHIL GALEWITZ AND ELIZABETH LUCAS | EL PASO MATTERS AND KHNJUNE 22, 2021TIME
Documents released on Friday suggest some could face criminal charges of dereliction of duty or negligence, but no charges have been announced.
DEADLY MARINE CORPS DISASTER AT SEA WAS ‘TRAGIC’ AND ‘PREVENTABLE,’ INVESTIGATION FINDSDAN LAMOTHEMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Nor are you deviating from Christian charity in not overlooking a dereliction of so material a sort.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
To abandon any part of the inheritance of primitive times would be gross heresy, a fatal dereliction of Christian duty.
THE ENGLISH CHURCH IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURYCHARLES J. ABBEY AND JOHN H. OVERTON
By that time Jack had recovered his usual good nature, and was as ready to jest as his companion over his dereliction of duty.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
The duties of both rank and file were strictly laid down by Washington, and any dereliction was punished with military strictness.
REVOLUTIONARY READERSOPHIE LEE FOSTER
I never heard of any of them being removed for incompetency, dereliction of duty or malfeasance.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 5, 1920VARIOUS
The argument, on which the court of Madrid most relied, was the dereliction of that claim by the preceding ministers.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
This is peculiarly true where the dereliction involves an appreciable predatory or piratical element.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
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WORDS RELATED TO DERELICTION

  • dereliction
  • desertion
  • jettison
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