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delinquency Explained

delinquency at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


delinquency at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural delinquencies [U and C] // illegal or immoral behaviour or actions, especially by young people// --the ever-rising statistics of delinquency and crime//

delinquency at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Criminal behavior carried out by a juvenile. Young males make up the bulk of the delinquent population (about 80% in the U.S.) in all countries in which the behavior is reported. Theories regarding delinquency's causes focus on the social and economic characteristics of the offender's family, the values communicated by the parents, and the nature of youth and criminal subcultures, incl. gangs. In general both "push" and "pull" factors are involved. Most delinquents apparently do not continue criminal behavior into their adult life but rather adjust to societal standards. The most common method of dealing with delinquent offenders is probation, whereby the delinquent is given a suspended sentence and in return must live by a prescribed set of rules under the supervision of a probation officer. See also criminology, penology.

delinquency at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "delinquency":
aberrance, aberrancy, abnormality, amorality, arrear, arrearage,
arrears, atrocity, backsliding, bad debt, breach, carnality, crime,
crime against humanity, criminality, deadly sin, decline,
defalcation, default, defection, defectiveness, deficit,
delinquence, dereliction, deviance, deviancy, disconformity,
dishonor, dishonoring, disregard, enormity, error, evil,
evil nature, failure, falling short, fault, felony, genocide,
guilty act, heavy sin, illegality, immorality, imperfection,
improperness, impropriety, impurity, inadequacy, inappropriateness,
inattention, incorrectness, indecorousness, indecorum,
indiscretion, inexpiable sin, inferiority, infraction, iniquity,
injury, injustice, inobservance, insufficiency, lapse, laxity,
malefaction, malfeasance, malum, minor wrong, misdeed, misdemeanor,
misfeasance, moral delinquency, mortal sin, neglect, negligence,
nonadherence, noncompliance, nonconformance, nonconformity,
nondischarge of debts, nonfeasance, nonfulfillment, nonobservance,
nonpayment, nonperformance, nonremittal, offense, omission,
outrage, oversight, peccability, peccadillo, peccancy, prodigality,
protest, protested bill, recidivism, repudiation, short measure,
shortage, shortcoming, shortfall, sin, sin of commission,
sin of omission, sinful act, sinfulness, slight, slip, slump, tort,
transgression, trespass, trip, unangelicalness, unchastity,
uncleanness, uncollectible, underage, unfitness, unfittingness,
ungodliness, ungoodness, unlawfulness, unmorality, unobservance,
unrighteousness, unsaintliness, unseemliness, unsuitability,
unutterable sin, unvirtuousness, venial sin, vice, viciousness,
violation, wantonness, waywardness, weakness, wickedness, wrong,
wrongdoing, wrongfulness, wrongness

delinquency at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Guilt): guilt, guiltiness, culpability, criminality, improbity, sinfulness, vice, misconduct, misbehavior, misdoing, misdeed, malpractice, fault, sin, error, transgression, dereliction, delinquency, indiscretion, lapse, peccadillo, flaw, blot, failing, failure.

delinquency at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U, C] (plural delinquencies) bad or criminal behaviour, usually of young people:
an increase in juvenile delinquency

Delinquency at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Delinquency \De*lin"quen*cy\, n.; pl. {Delinquencies}. [L.
delinquentia, fr. delinquens.]
Failure or omission of duty; a fault; a misdeed; an offense;
a misdemeanor; a crime.

The delinquencies of the little commonwealth would be
represented in the most glaring colors. --Motley.

delinquency at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: nonpayment of a debt when due
2: a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his
delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not
really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest
consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
[syn: {dereliction}, {willful neglect}]
3: an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor
[syn: {juvenile delinquency}]

delinquency at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » delinquentia|dēlinquentia|lang=la, from Inter: term » delinquens|dēlinquēns|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈlɪŋkwənsi/


Inter: en-noun » delinquencies
  • misconduct
    1. a criminal offense
    2. a debt that is overdue for payment


      Inter: trans-top » misconduct

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|простъпка|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|пропуск|sc=Cyrl
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εγκληματικότητα|f|tr=egklimatikótita|sc=Grek, Inter: t- » el|παραβατικότητα|f|tr=paravatikótita|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|występek|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|delinquência|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|проступок|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a criminal offense
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|правонарушение|sc=Cyrl
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|παράπτωμα|n|tr=paráptoma|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|παράβαση|f|tr=parávasi|sc=Grek
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|przestępstwo|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|delinquência|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|преступление|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a debt that is overdue for payment
    • Bulgarian: Inter: Cyrl » просрочен дълг

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|просроченный Inter: t+ » ru|долг|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * juvenile delinquency
    Translation: et » delinquency
    Translation: el » delinquency
    Translation: fr » delinquency
    Translation: ko » delinquency
    Translation: it » delinquency
    Translation: kn » delinquency
    Translation: my » delinquency
    Translation: pl » delinquency
    Translation: fi » delinquency
    Translation: ta » delinquency
    Translation: te » delinquency
    Translation: vi » delinquency
    Translation: zh » delinquency