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dereliction

noun uk   us   /ˌder.əˈlɪk.ʃən/

dereliction noun (FAILURE)

[C or U] (a) failure to do what you should do: What you did was a grave dereliction of duty.

dereliction noun (IN BAD CONDITION)

[U] (especially of a building) a state of not being cared for: The old railway station was in a state of dereliction.
Translations of “dereliction”
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗, 疏忽職守,瀆職…
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败, 玩忽职守,渎职…
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