English noun: delinquency
|1.||delinquency (possession) nonpayment of a debt when due|
|Broader (hypernym)||default, nonpayment, nonremittal|
|2.||delinquency (attribute) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring|
|Samples||He 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.
|Synonyms||dereliction, willful neglect|
|Broader (hypernym)||neglect, neglectfulness, negligence|
|3.||delinquency (act) an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor|
|Broader (hypernym)||misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed|
|Domain category||jurisprudence, law|