What is another word for delinquent?

1606 synonyms found


[ dɪlˈɪnkwənt], [ dɪlˈɪnkwənt], [ d_ɪ_l_ˈɪ_n_k_w_ə_n_t]

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How to use "Delinquent" in context?

When people hear the word "delinquent," their minds may automatically jump to young kids who may be skipping school or rowdy teenagers who are creating trouble on the streets. However, this is not always the case. Some people who have committed delinquent acts may in fact be adults.

A delinquent act can refer to any criminal act that has been punishable by law. This could include not following a traffic law, stealing something worth more than $100, or attacking someone without justification. Delinquent acts can have serious consequences, both for the person who committed them and for the person or people they injured or ruined as a result.

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