Pronunciation of Delinquency
/dɪlˈɪnkwənsi/, /dɪlˈɪnkwənsi/, /d_ɪ_l_ˈɪ_n_k_w_ə_n_s_i/
Antonyms for delinquency:
Synonyms for delinquency:
capital offence, fault.
Other synonyms and related words:
fault, nonfeasance, dereliction, Misprision, crime, immorality, juvenile delinquency, misdeed, omission, capital crime, negligence, felony, failure, willful neglect, sin, belatedness, vice, carelessness, neglect, depravity, criminality, misdemeanor, viciousness, guilt, cybercrime, ungodliness, nonpayment, oversight, transgression, nuisance.
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for delinquency:
- Some people hesitate to look closely into their life, lest they find such a delinquency as will disquiet them. - "How to Live a Holy Life", C. E. Orr.
- The second and third of these letters were evidently provisional, and only to be produced, if, on examination, there should appear such delinquency on the part of Columbus and his brothers as to warrant their being divested of command. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.