Definition of 'delinquent'
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They are also less likely to show delinquent behavior in adolescence. The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)How will you measure delinquent behavior? The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)But, what should the church do with a person indulging in delinquent behavior? Christianity Today (2000)He had been a " juvenile delinquent," he would sometimes say. The Passion of Michel Foucault (1993)A teenage delinquent is sentenced to attend an elite gymnastics academy in the hope it will teach her a thing or two about discipline. The Sun (2010)Many people feared that the 1969 Act was too radical and would make life too easy for the young delinquent. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)
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British English: delinquent ADJECTIVE
Someone, usually a young person, who is delinquent repeatedly commits minor crimes.
...homes for delinquent children.
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