derelict derelict  /ˈdɛ rə ˌlɪkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) in deplorable condition
  2. (adj) forsaken by owner or inhabitants
  3. (n) a person without a home, job, or property
  4. (n) a ship abandoned on the high seas
  5. (adj) worn and broken down by hard use
  6. (adj) failing in what duty requires

Usage(s):

  1. The derelict former glass factory became home to a new engineering company.
  2. How can anyone be proud of such a derelict building such as this?
  3. The city was an urban jungle, nothing to relieve the monotony of the drab, derelict buildings.

News

  1. Parents turn their comic confessions into books

    These moms curse a lot, drink to excess, reveal scary truths and draw twisted little stick figures of their kids pooping and whining relentlessly. And they're bringing their derelict parenting to you.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. London to turn derelict docklands site into shop-free 'mall'

    LONDON (Reuters) - London's mayoral office has agreed to redevelop a 50-acre derelict plot near the London City airport into a district packed with retailers but no traditional shops. The Silvertown Quays scheme, which will be built by British developers Chelsfield Properties and First Base, will house so-called "brand pavilions" that are more interactive exhibitions than shops and try to tap ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Miami commission’s folly

    The Miami Herald editors are right on point with their June 5 editorial, Dereliction of duty. Miami’s mayor and city commission are collectively negligent by wasting federally funded city improvement opportunities provided by HUD. Instead of following the example of our neighbors in Boca Raton where HUD funds are used to improve the city with running paths and walking trails, the Miami city ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

Quotes

  1. "I don't think taxpayers should have to spend money to get the federal government to live up to its responsibilities," Gregoire said. "Having said that, I think it would be derelict in our responsibility not to have brought the lawsuit."
    on Jan 24, 2009 By: Chris Gregoire Source: FOXNews

  2. "The government expresses its profound regret over this incident. An inquiry on the circumstances of the death has already begun and, if the policemen are found to have been derelict in their duty, the punishment will be exemplary," Interior...
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Prokopis Pavlopoulos Source: FOXNews

  3. "It had a special resonance to it. The place, this sort of rather derelict shipyard, was really exciting. It was the last show of our whole tour," Gilmour said. "And there were also about 10 times as many people as we'd played to on any of...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: David Gilmour Source: FOXNews

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