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English noun: dereliction

1. dereliction (attribute) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring

SamplesHe 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.

Synonymsdelinquency, willful neglect

Broader (hypernym)neglect, neglectfulness, negligence

2. dereliction (act) willful negligence

Broader (hypernym)actus reus, carelessness, misconduct, neglect, negligence, nonperformance, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Narrower (hyponym)nonfeasance

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