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delinquent

1) adj. not paid in full amount or on time. 2) n. short for an underage violator of the law as in juvenile delinquent.

delinquent

(Guilty of a misdeed), adjective at fault, bad, blamable, blameful, blameworthy, condemnable, conscienceless, corrupt, criminal, culpable, derelict, dishonest, disreputable, erring, evil, evil-minded, flagrant, guilty, homo maleficus, immoral, improper, in error, in fault, in the wrong, incorrigible, iniquitous, irredeemable, lawbreaking, maleficent, malfeasant, misbehaving, monstrous, nefarious, offending, peccant, profligate, punishable, remiss, reprehensible, reproachable, reprobate, scandalous, sinful, to blame, transgressing, unjust, unlawful, unprincipled, unseemly, unvirtuous, unworthy, vicious, villainous, virtueless, wicked, worthless
Associated concepts: delinquent child, delinquent minors

delinquent

(Overdue), adjective back, behind, chargeable, defaultant, defaulting, deficient, due, failing in duty, in arrears, lacking, missing, neglectful of obbigation, not discharged, not met, not paid on time, owed, owing, past due, payable, receivable, short, to be paid, undefrayed, unliquidated, unpaid, unsatisfied, unsettled, wanting
Associated concepts: delinquent assessments, delinquent debtor, delinquent lands, delinquent payment, delinquent premiums, delinquent property, delinquent taxes, delinnuent taxpayer

delinquent

noun criminal, culprit, dangerous perron, evildoer, guilty man, homo maleficus, insolvent debtor, lawbreaker, malefactor, malfeasor, mischief-maker, miscreant, misdemeanant, misdoer, misfeasor, neglector of duty, nonpayer, offender, recidivist, recreant, reprobate, rogue, ruffian, scofflaw, swindler, transgressor, trouble maker, undesirable, worker of iniquity, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: delinquent child, delinquent neglected and dependent children, delinquent premiums, delinquent taxes, juvenile delinquent
See also: blameful, blameworthy, broken, convict, culpable, derelict, disobedient, due, felon, guilty, lawbreaker, malefactor, negligent, offender, outlaw, outstanding, overdue, recidivist, remiss, reprehensible, unpaid, wrongdoer

delinquent

a person who fails in an obligation or duty or a person guilty of an offence.

DELINQUENT, civil law. He who has been guilty of some crime, offence or failure of duty.

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2001) found no differences in socioeconomic status between nondelinquents, adolescence-limited delinquents, and persistent delinquents.
Within their peer groups, some adolescent boys amplify their delinquent tendencies through fevered, one-on-one exchanges.
But researchers have yet to pin down a direct mechanism that might contribute to the development of delinquent behavior.
In 1926, for example, the Detention Home admitted 7,115 alleged delinquents, but the juvenile court only heard 2,265 delinquency cases.
Delinquents and nondelinquents show little difference in levels of intimacy, attachment, and self-disclosure; in fact, delinquents and females self-disclose more (Claes & Simard, 1992; Giordano et al.
Little Rock currently has 40 restaurants, meeting halls or motels that are at least one month delinquent, while North Little Rock lists 12 restaurants on its delinquent list.
The losses or damages that a delinquent can inflict have changed dramatically due to society's increasing dependence on computers.
Also a regular on delinquent lists is the Flatotel at 132 West 52nd Street.
They imply a comparison of before and after measures: in Camp White Eagle's case, self-esteem before and after camp and delinquent behavior before and after camp.
Hence, the only way to rehabilitate juvenile delinquents is to send them into adulthood with this label detached.
Sykes and Matza's discussion of ~appeal to higher loyalties' suggests that when the other is a known person, delinquents may consider the injury more seriously.