Definition Of delinquent
(typically of a young person or that person's behavior) showing or characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime.
a delinquent person.
Example Of delinquent
A consumer can be delinquent on one account and pay other accounts on schedule.
Additionally, house prices continue to appreciate for the time being, lowering the debt/equity ratio and making it less likely that the delinquent homeowners will walk away from their equity.
As that happens, you'll see more companies trolling through tax records, looking for delinquent homeowners to exploit.
At least 16 per cent are delinquent or in foreclosure, and 4.6 percent actually are in foreclosure.
At this level, the authorities must deal with delinquent parents who literally nurture criminals, almost the way other parents work hard to mould their children into decent citizens.