Synonyms of delinquent in English:



  • 1 delinquent teenagers
    lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, offending;
    errant, badly behaved, troublesome, difficult, unmanageable, unruly, disobedient, uncontrollable, out of control
    [Antonyms] well behaved, conformist
  • 2 formal delinquent parents need to face tougher penalties
    negligent, neglectful, remiss, careless of one's duty, irresponsible, lax, slack;
    North American derelict
    rare disregardful, inadvertent, oscitant
    [Antonyms] dutiful
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  • teenage delinquents
    juvenile delinquent, young offender
    informal juvie, tearaway
    British informal yob, yobbo, chav, hoodie
    Australian/New Zealand informal hoon
    archaic miscreant
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