delinquent

[dih-ling-kwuhnt]
adjective
1.
failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense.
2.
(of an account, tax, debt, etc.) past due; overdue.
3.
of or pertaining to delinquents or delinquency: delinquent attitudes.
noun
4.
a person who is delinquent.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin dēlinquent-; see delinquency

delinquently, adverb
nondelinquent, adjective
predelinquent, adjective
predelinquently, adverb
undelinquent, adjective
undelinquently, adverb
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delinquent (dɪˈlɪŋkwənt)
 
n
1.  See juvenile delinquent someone, esp a young person, guilty of delinquency
2.  archaic a person who fails in an obligation or duty
 
adj
3.  guilty of an offence or misdeed, esp one of a minor nature
4.  failing in or neglectful of duty or obligation
 
[C17: from Latin dēlinquēns offending; see delinquency]
 
de'linquently
 
adv

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delinquent
late 15c., from L. delinquentum (nom. delinquens), prp. of delinquere, from de- "completely" + linquere "to leave" (see relinquish). The adj. and noun are equally old in English.
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Example sentences
By a play on the words, a bum-bailiff was so called, because his duty was to
  snatch or capture the body of a delinquent.
The perpetrator is an unethical, childish delinquent who deserves to be
  lambasted for what he did.
Five-sixths of the great ranches became tax delinquent.
Thompson was born and grew up in Kentucky, where he was a self-described
  juvenile delinquent.
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