Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: delinquency
IPA transcription: [dɪl'ɪŋkwənsi]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: delinquency, juvenile_delinquency
    Meaning: an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
  • Synonyms: delinquency, dereliction, willful_neglect
    Meaning: a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
  • Synonyms: delinquency
    Meaning: nonpayment of a debt when due
Usage examples
  • The miserable robbery of Sarah's wages was buried for evermore, and this new delinquency, which all would regard as flagrant sacrilege, must be buried also.
  • The wooded peaks, the impressive promontories of solemn granite, the beautiful green slants of bank and ravine did all they could to reconcile Okochee to the delinquency of miserly gold.
  • It would rarely happen that the delinquency to be redressed would be confined to a single member, and if there were more than one who had neglected their duty, similarity of situation would induce them to unite for common defense.