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English definition of “delinquent”


adjective     /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/
being or behaving in ways that are illegal or not acceptable : delinquent teenagers They are carrying out research on the causes of delinquent behaviour among young people .Crime - general words US formal late (in paying money owed ): She has been delinquent in paying her taxes .Borrowing, lending and debt
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