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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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