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
Australian, New Zealand informal hoon
archaic miscreant