dereliction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dereliction” in the English Dictionary

"dereliction" in British English

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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 ​oldrailwaystation was in a ​state of dereliction.
(Definition of dereliction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dereliction”
in Chinese (Simplified) 失败, 玩忽职守,渎职…
in Chinese (Traditional) 失敗, 疏忽職守,瀆職…
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