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- Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
- Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.
- The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.
- Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
- (late or failing to pay a debt): defaulting
late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation
Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation
delinquent (plural delinquents)
- One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
- (obsolete, derogatory) A term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642-1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
- See also Thesaurus:criminal
one who breaks the law