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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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