delinquent delinquent  /dɪ ˈlɪŋ kwənt/


  1. (n) a young offender
  2. (adj) guilty of a misdeed
  3. (adj) failing in what duty requires
  4. (adj) past due; not paid at the scheduled time


  1. That's the second highest in Florida, a state that now has the nation's highest rate of homes 23% either in foreclosure or delinquent on mortgage payments.
  2. The researchers conclude that the Ernests, Prestons and Tyrells of America are significantly more delinquent than the Michaels and Davids.
  3. Only 15% of loans that had received an interest-rate reduction and 23% in which the principal balance had been reduced were more than 60 days delinquent after eight months.


  1. Delinquent-tax CCA collection program paying off big for city

    The city of Athens has collected more than $170,000 in delinquent taxes as a result of a contracted program with the City of Cleveland Central Collection Agency, City Auditor Kathy Hecht re
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Athens News

  2. Delinquent homeowners to get more time under state Senate bill

    Foreclosure rules giving delinquent homeowners extra time to get up to date with their mortgages passed the state Senate Tuesday without tighter requirements that many found objectionable.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  3. Delinquent Polk property taxes at an all-time low, treasurer says

    Delinquent taxes in Polk County are at their lowest point in nearly a quarter-century, Polk County Treasurer Mary Maloney announced this morning.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Des Moines Register


  1. "When a delinquent commits a crime in Mexico that affects a US citizen, extradition is immediately requested and the Mexican government immediately grants it," Ortega said.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Jesús Ortega Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "I would be delinquent in my responsibilities if I wasn't interested in Allen Iverson," Riley said. "That's all I'm going to say. I'm not going to comment any more. It's like when Shaquille came out there. I was frothing at the mouth. So my...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Pat Riley Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "This is an important new initiative, targeted to reach not only subprime borrowers, but all 90-day delinquent homeowners nationwide with a step-by-step approach to find individual solutions to individual problems," Treasury Secretary Henry M....
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: MSN Money

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