Synonyms of delinquent in English:

delinquent

adjective

  • 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 Americanderelict
    rare disregardful, inadvertent, oscitant
    [Antonyms] dutiful
  • noun

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  • teenage delinquents
    offender, wrongdoer, malefactor, lawbreaker, culprit, criminal; hooligan, vandal, ruffian, hoodlum, lout; juvenile delinquent, young offender
    informal juvie, tearaway
    British informal yob, yobbo, chav, hoodie
    Australian/New Zealand informal hoon
    archaic miscreant
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