Definition of delinquent :
1. Failing in duty; offending by neglect of duty.
2. One who fails or neglects to perform his duty; an offender or transgressor; one who commits a fault or a crime; a culprit.
tumble-down, careless, inattentive, flea-bitten, blamable, bedraggled, incorrigible, ramshackle, guilty, negligent, shabby, censurable, punctual, tatterdemalion, due, woebegone, red-handed, run-down, slack, punctilious, blameworthy, unpaid, dilapidated, deserted, decrepit, culpable, remiss, creaky, back, derelict, abandoned, faulty, juvenile delinquent, owed, neglectful, reprehensible, broken-down
inopportune (part of speech: adjective)
late (part of speech: adjective)
inexpedient (part of speech: adjective)
thief (part of speech: noun)
highwayman, mugger, robber, pirate, thief, grafter, culprit, lawbreaker, prowler, burglar, stealer, housebreaker, lifter, hijacker, criminal, outlaw, felon, poacher, larcenist, filcher, larcener, thug, crook, cat burglar, pickpocket
villain (part of speech: noun)
heel, scamp, rascal, lowlife, bad guy, rogue, miscreant, knave, devil, defrauder, traitor, sneak, scalawag, villain, blackguard, evildoer, mischief-maker, gyp, shyster, trickster, swindler, cheat, bastard, rapscallion
untimely (part of speech: adjective)
- As I failed to do it, after some days, again the Dean sent for me; and finding after question made that I pretty well guessed the delinquent but declined to expose him, the Dean kindly added-" This does you credit, sir," and I left. - "My Life as an Author", Martin Farquhar Tupper.
- Mr. Jerry had just driven into the garage when the delinquent Mary Rose slipped in at the back gate. - "Mary Rose of Mifflin", Frances R. Sterrett.
- If we should attempt to execute the laws of the Union by sending an armed force against a delinquent State, it would involve the good and bad, the innocent and guilty, in the same calamity. - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.