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delinquentnoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/ us   /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/

delinquentadjective

uk   /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/ us   /dɪˈlɪŋ.kwənt/
(Definition of delinquent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"delinquent" in American English

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delinquentadjective

us   /dɪˈlɪŋ·kwənt/ fml
late in paying money owed: She was delinquent in paying her taxes.
(Definition of delinquent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"delinquent" in Business English

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delinquentadjective

uk   /dɪˈlɪŋkwənt/ us   US FINANCE, TAX
not paid or paid back as should have been done: delinquent accounts/payments/taxes/loans. Another 6% of mortgages were delinquent but not yet in foreclosure.
not paying, or paying back, money as agreed: delinquent borrowers/customers/taxpayersdelinquent in (doing) sth The Dallas Morning News identified multiple contractors who were delinquent in paying their taxes. 42% of callers are at least three months delinquent on mortgage payments.
(Definition of delinquent from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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