Synonyms of delinquent in English:

delinquent


See definition of delinquent

adjective

1‘delinquent teenagers’

SYNONYMS

lawless, lawbreaking, criminal, offending

errant, badly behaved, troublesome, difficult, unmanageable, unruly, disobedient, uncontrollable, out of control

ANTONYMS

well behaved, conformist

2‘delinquent parents need to face tougher penalties’

SYNONYMS

negligent, neglectful, remiss, careless of one's duty, irresponsible, lax, slack

North American derelict

rare disregardful, inadvertent, oscitant

ANTONYMS

dutiful


noun

1‘teenage delinquents’

SYNONYMS

offender, wrongdoer, malefactor, lawbreaker, culprit, criminal

hooligan, vandal, ruffian, hoodlum, lout

juvenile delinquent, young offender

informal juvie, tearaway

British informal yob, yobbo, chav, hoodie

NZ Australian informal hoon

archaic miscreant