Synonyms of delinquent in English:

delinquent

adjective

  • 1 delinquent teenagers
    lawless, lawbreaking, criminal;
    errant, badly behaved, troublesome, difficult, unruly, disobedient, uncontrollable
    [Antonyms] well behaved
  • 2 formal delinquent parents face tough penalties
    negligent, neglectful, remiss, irresponsible, lax, slack, derelict
    [Antonyms] dutiful
  • noun

    Back to top  
  • 1 young delinquents
    hooligan, vandal, mischief-maker, ruffian, hoodlum, lowlife, punk;
    young offender
  • Definition of delinquent in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

    Word of the day deictic
    Pronunciation: ˈdīktik
    adjective
    denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...