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Synonyms for derelict
ˈdɛr ə lɪktderelict

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Wiktionary

  1. derelictadjective

    Abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.

    There was a derelict ship on the island.

    Synonyms:
    abandoned

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derelictnoun

    a person without a home, job, or property

    Synonyms:
    abandoned ship

    Antonyms:
    new, undamaged, diligent, inhabited

  2. abandoned ship, derelictadjective

    a ship abandoned on the high seas

    Synonyms:
    abandoned ship

    Antonyms:
    new, inhabited, undamaged, diligent

  3. creaky, decrepit, derelict, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegoneadjective

    worn and broken down by hard use

    "a creaky shack"; "a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape"; "a flea-bitten sofa"; "a run-down neighborhood"; "a woebegone old shack"

    Synonyms:
    weak, infirm, abandoned, bedraggled, weakly, debile, rickety, woebegone, tumble-down, tatterdemalion, neglectful, run-down, remiss, rheumatoid, screaky, creaky, ramshackle, deserted, rheumy, decrepit, arthritic, delinquent, broken-down, rheumatic, dilapidated, flea-bitten, feeble, woeful, sapless

    Antonyms:
    new, diligent, inhabited, undamaged

  4. abandoned, derelict, desertedadjective

    forsaken by owner or inhabitants

    "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"

    Synonyms:
    abandoned, bedraggled, woebegone, tumble-down, remiss, run-down, delinquent, flea-bitten, creaky, ramshackle, deserted, decrepit, broken-down, tatterdemalion, dilapidated, neglectful

    Antonyms:
    diligent, new, undamaged, inhabited

  5. derelict, delinquent, neglectful, remissadjective

    failing in what duty requires

    "derelict (or delinquent) in his duty"; "neglectful of his duties"; "remiss of you not to pay your bills"

    Synonyms:
    abandoned, overdue, bedraggled, woebegone, tumble-down, remiss, run-down, delinquent, flea-bitten, creaky, ramshackle, deserted, decrepit, inattentive, broken-down, tatterdemalion, dilapidated, neglectful

    Antonyms:
    new, inhabited, undamaged, diligent

  6. bedraggled, broken-down, derelict, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-downadjective

    in deplorable condition

    "a street of bedraggled tenements"; "a broken-down fence"; "a ramshackle old pier"; "a tumble-down shack"

    Synonyms:
    tatterdemalion, abandoned, bedraggled, woebegone, tumble-down, remiss, run-down, delinquent, tattered, creaky, ramshackle, deserted, decrepit, broken-down, flea-bitten, draggled, dilapidated, neglectful

    Antonyms:
    undamaged, new, diligent, inhabited

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. derelictadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) forsaken, relinquished, abandoned, left

  2. derelictadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfaithful, faithless

  3. derelictnoun

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) abandoned property

  4. derelictnoun

    Synonyms:
    tract of land (fit for cultivation) left dry by the retirement of the sea

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. derelictadjective

    Synonyms:
    abandoned, forsaken, lost, adrift, careless, negligent, remiss, delinquent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "derelict":

    abandoned, bum, wreck, wreckage, dilapidated

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#15547wreck
#17574rheumatoid
#20573deserted
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#21084delinquent
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#31313feeble
#35671rheumatic
#37353wreckage
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#54532dilapidated
#58852infirm
#61919arthritic
#69724inattentive
#70794decrepit
#76852remiss
#77165woeful
#81924rickety
#98447ramshackle
#101223creaky
#120040neglectful
#154287bedraggled
#271548debile
#295809woebegone

How to use derelict in a sentence?

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    We gather today under the dome of this temple of democracy to exercise one of the most solemn powers that this body can take : The impeachment of the President of the United States, if we do not act now we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the President's reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    Very sadly now, our founders' vision of a republic is under threat from actions from the White House, that is why today, as Speaker of the White House, I solemnly and sadly open the debate on the impeachment of the President of United States. If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the President's reckless actions make impeachment necessary. He gave us no choice.

  3. Chris Cuomo:

    Any confidence the world had in our country is now, ummm, gone, saigon, circa 1975, steroids, and former defense secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta, yeah, rightly calling it Biden’s Bay of Pigs and thanks to the actions of our derelict, low-functioning president … the absolute worst-case scenario has been playing out before our eyes.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the president's reckless actions make impeachment necessary.

  5. Bob Gibbs:

    The President is derelict in his duty, having repeatedly said he lacks the authority to extend the CDC’s eviction moratorium, then extending it anyway, his actions on the border represent a negligence in keeping America secure.We need to cut this off at the pass now and show we will not stand for clearly unconstitutional actions.


Translations for derelict

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  • изоставен, напуснатBulgarian
  • vrakCzech
  • verfallen, aufgegeben-ein verlassenes SchiffGerman
  • paria, negligente, abandonadoSpanish
  • متروکPersian
  • hylätty, hylky, omaisuus, huolimaton, välinpitämätön, hylkiö, hulttioFinnish
  • clochard, paria, délaissé, abandonné, en ruines, épave, négligentFrench
  • faillitheoir, díbeartach, fágtha béal in airde, tréigthe, faillíoch, long thréigthe, éan scoite, faillitheachIrish
  • trascurato, relitto, rifiuto, abbandonato, negligente, relitto della società, derelittoItalian
  • נָטוּשׁHebrew
  • porzuconyPolish
  • negligente, abandonadoPortuguese
  • бесхозный, отверженный, покинутый, отщепенец, брошенный, изгойRussian
  • vô chủVietnamese

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