derelict

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derelict

n. something or someone who is abandoned, such as a ship left to drift at sea or a homeless person ignored by family and society.

(See: abandon, dereliction)

derelict

(Abandoned), adjective adrift, avoided, cast aside, cast off, castaway, deserted, desolate, discarded, dispensed with, excluded, forgotten, forlorn, friendless, given up, helpless, homeless, ignored, isolated, jettisoned, left, lonely, lonesome, neglected, on the fringe of society, outcast, rejected, relinquished, scorned, scrapped, set adrift, shunned, solitary, thrown overboard, uncared for, unclaimed, unfortunate, unowned, unpossessed, unwanted, wretched, written off
Associated concepts: derelict property

derelict

(Negligent), adjective careless, delinquent, disregardful, dutiless, failing in duty, faithless, faulty, improvident, inattentive, inconsiderate, indifferent, lax, neglectful, neglecting, regardless, remiss, slack, uncircumspect, unconcerned, unfaithful, unheedful, uninterested, unmindful, unobservant, unwatchful

derelict

noun displaced person, drifter, exile, ne'er-do-well, outcast, pariah, scamp, tramper, wanderer, wastrel
See also: broken, degenerate, delinquent, discard, disobedient, faithless, lax, negligent, pariah, recreant, remiss

DERELICT, common law. This term is applied in the common law in a different sense from what it bears in the civil law. In the former it is applied to lands left by the sea.
     2. When so left by degrees the derelict land belongs to the owner of the soil adjoining but when the sea retires suddenly, it belongs to the government. 2 Bl. Com. 262 1 Bro. Civ. Law, 239; 1 Sumn. 328, 490 1 Gallis. 138; Bee, R. 62, 178, 260; Ware, R. 332.