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derelict

der·e·lict

derelict

 
 
pronunciation:
de r lihkt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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Word Combinations (adjective, noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: failing to fulfill one's responsibilities or obligations; remiss.
He was derelict in visiting his aged mother.They were derelict in paying their bills.
synonyms:
careless, neglectful, negligent, remiss
antonyms:
faithful
similar words:
delinquent, irresponsible, slack, truant
definition 2: abandoned, usu. because of failure to function.
Several derelict automobiles were rusting out in the field.
synonyms:
abandoned, deserted
similar words:
discarded, forsaken
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that has been abandoned by the owner, esp. a ship.
similar words:
discard, reject
definition 2: someone without a home or means of support; vagrant.
synonyms:
bum
similar words:
beggar, hobo, Ishmaelite, outcast, tramp, vagrant
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