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1. delinquency

noun. ['dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi'] an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor.

Synonyms

  • misdeed
  • misbehaviour
  • juvenile delinquency

Antonyms

  • mind
  • attend to
  • pay up
  • keep track

Etymology

  • delinquentia (Latin)
  • delinquens (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Delinquency

  • absorbency
  • accountancy
  • agency
  • ascendancy
  • ascendency
  • bouncy
  • buoyancy
  • chancey
  • chancy
  • chauncey
  • chauncy
  • clancey
  • clancy
  • clemency
  • cogency
  • competency
  • complacency
  • conservancy
  • consistency
  • constancy

Example sentences of the word delinquency


1. Noun, singular or mass
The price of the debt is directly correlated to the stage of the delinquency.

Quotes containing the word delinquency


1. Children deprived of words become school dropouts; dropouts deprived of hope behave delinquently. Amateur censors blame delinquency on reading immoral books and magazines, when in fact, the inability to read anything is the basic trouble.
- Peter S. Jennison

2. Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble.
- Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

2. delinquency

noun. ['dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi'] nonpayment of a debt when due.

Synonyms

  • nonremittal
  • nonpayment

Antonyms

  • installment
  • remittal
  • credit

Etymology

  • delinquentia (Latin)
  • delinquens (Latin)

3. delinquency

noun. ['dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi'] a tendency to be negligent and uncaring.

Synonyms

  • neglectfulness
  • neglect
  • willful neglect
  • dereliction

Antonyms

  • improvement
  • attention
  • presence
  • overpayment

Etymology

  • delinquentia (Latin)
  • delinquens (Latin)
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