(noun, adjective)


1. guilty of a misdeed

- delinquent minors

Similar word(s): guilty

2. failing in what duty requires

- derelict (or delinquent) in his duty

Similar word(s): negligent, derelict, neglectful, remiss

3. past due; not paid at the scheduled time

- a delinquent account

Similar word(s): due, overdue

Sentences with delinquent as an adjective:

- Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.

- The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.


1. a young offender

Definition categories: person, offender, wrongdoer