What is another word for delinquents?

Pronunciation: [dɪlˈɪnkwənts] (IPA)

Delinquents are individuals who commit various types of illegal, immoral, or unethical activities. Synonyms for delinquents may differ, depending on the context of use. For instance, terms like offenders, criminals, lawbreakers, and culprits are common synonyms that are commonly associated with delinquents who have committed crimes. Young delinquents or juvenile offenders can also be referred to as rebels, hooligans, or troublemakers. Other synonyms include miscreants, malefactors, outlaws, and felons. However, not all delinquents are involved in criminal activities. Some may simply be non-conformists, malingerers, or slackers who engage in irresponsible behavior. The appropriate term will depend on the specific situation and the context of use.

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Usage examples for Delinquents

The two delinquents looked decidedly rueful when, instead of going into the garden as usual, they were obliged to sit in the classroom, and copy out a passage from "Lycidas" in their best handwriting.
"The Manor House School"
Angela Brazil
But the case of the Vanishing delinquents was at least as bad....
"Out Like a Light"
Gordon Randall Garrett
He tried to picture Kettleman in the midst of a gang of juvenile delinquents.
"Out Like a Light"
Gordon Randall Garrett

Famous quotes with Delinquents

  • When the students are occupied, they're not juvenile delinquents. I believe that education is a capital investment.
    Arlen Specter
  • I'm reading a biography of St John Baptist de la Salle - Extraordinary what educational insights and experiments have existed already - and what has been forgotten!. That reformatory, for instance, which he founded on the most amazing principles somewhere around 1680...The young delinquents were detained in solitary confinement to begin with, being promoted later..to community life..But in their single cells they were given flowers and plants to cultivate and singing birds to breed! The prisoners took their meals together with the Brothers, and each of the boys in solitary confinement was entrusted to one particular Brother...The Jansenists were bitter opponents of the Brothers, for in all his schools de la Salle laid great stress on frequent Communion..They did their best to oppose him personally and to hinder his work. The French Revolution wrecked his Institute, some of the Brothers were executed, others emigrated.
    Ida Friederike Görres
  • Naturally, grown-up citizens are concerned about the beatniks and delinquents. … The question is why the grownups do not, more soberly, draw the same conclusions as the youth. Or, since no doubt many people are quite clear about the connection that the structure of society that has becoming increasingly dominant in our country is disastrous to the growth of excellence and manliness, why don’t more people speak up and say so?
    Paul Goodman
  • I have to say I'm all for public flogging. One type of criminal that a public humiliation might work particularly well with are the juvenile delinquents, a lot of whom consider it a badge of honor to be sent to juvenile detention. And it might not be such a cool thing in the 'hood' to be flogged publicly.
    Ann Coulter

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