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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law.

Usage examples (6)
  • Adjective : delinquent attitudes
  • Several people have posted questions and I have been delinquently slow in answering.
  • I don't know exactly what age is the cut-off for toting your glove to a baseball game, but this guy is clearly and delinquently past whatever age that is, by a good margin.
  • That he does this via the almost delinquently playful motif of spottedness, risking the seriousness of the story's emotion, but getting away with it, and thereby adding... for more
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