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Synonyms of 'dereliction'

(noun) 
Definition
the state of being abandoned
The previous owners had rescued the building from dereliction.
Synonyms
abandonment
memories of her father's complete abandonment of her
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desertion
It was a long time since she'd referred to her desertion of her colleagues in their time of need.
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renunciation
a renunciation of terrorism
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relinquishment
(noun) 
He pleaded guilty to wilful dereliction of duty.
Synonyms
negligence
He was responsible for his patients' deaths through gross negligence.
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failure
They didn't prove his case of a failure of duty.
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neglect
her deliberate neglect of her professional duty
, , , , ,
nonperformance
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remissness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of desertion
It was a long time since she'd referred to her desertion of her colleagues in their time of need.
Synonyms
forsaking,
relinquishment
in the sense of failure
Definition
the fact of something required or expected not being done or not happening
They didn't prove his case of a failure of duty.
Synonyms
nonperformance,
nonobservance,
nonsuccess,
remissness
in the sense of neglect
Definition
lack of due care or attention
her deliberate neglect of her professional duty
Synonyms
shirking,
slackness,
laxness,
slovenliness,
neglectfulness,
remissness

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