delinquent
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈlɪŋkwənt/
Adjective

delinquent

  1. Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
    Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.
    The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.
  2. Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
Synonyms Translations Translations Noun

delinquent (plural delinquents)

  1. One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
  2. A person who has not paid their debts.
  3. (obsolete, derogatory) A term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642-1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
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