derelict

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. wreck, hull; outcast; slacker, drifter, beachcomber, castaway. —adj. castaway, wrecked, stranded, abandoned, deserted, forsaken; delinquent, negligent, neglectful, remiss. See neglect, relinquishment.
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(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Abandoned]
Syn. forsaken, deserted, relinquished, neglected; see abandoned 1 .
2. [Careless]
Syn. lax, remiss, negligent; see careless 1 , delinquent 1 , remiss .
See Synonym Study at remiss . n.
Syn. social outcast, vagrant, pariah, bum*; see beggar 2 , tramp 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
vagrant, outcast, *bum, hobo, tramp, beggar, *ne er-do-well, *good-for-nothing, pariah.
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a.
neglectful, delinquent, remiss, irresponsible, lazy, slack, careless, lax, shiftless, laggard.
ANT.: responsible, conscientious, dutiful
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having been given up and left alone: abandoned, bereft, deserted, desolate, forlorn, forsaken, lorn. See KEEP. 2. Guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern: lax, neglectful, negligent, remiss, slack. See CAREFUL.

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  • Derelict — or dereliction commonly refers to: Abandonment of property, then referred to as a derelict Derelict (maritime), property which has been abandoned and deserted at sea by those who were in charge without any hope of recovering it Dereliction of… …   Wikipedia

  • derelict — I (abandoned) adjective adrift, avoided, cast aside, cast off, castaway, deserted, desolate, discarded, disowned, dispensed with, excluded, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, given up, helpless, homeless, ignored, isolated, jettisoned,… …   Law dictionary

  • Derelict — Der e*lict, a. [L. derelictus, p. p. of derelinquere to forsake wholly, to abandon; de + relinquere to leave. See {Relinquish}.] 1. Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands. [1913 Webster] The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derelict — DERELÍCT s.n. (mar.) Epavă abandonată în mare. [< engl. derelict]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 18.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DERELÍCT s. n. epavă a unei nave abandonate în mare, nescufundată. (< engl. derelict) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

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  • derelict — [adj1] careless, negligent behindhand, delinquent, disregardful, irresponsible, lax, regardless, remiss, slack, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy; concept 542 Ant. careful, caring derelict [adj2] deserted, forsaken abandoned, castoff,… …   New thesaurus

  • Derelict — Der e*lict, n. (Law) (a) A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea. (b) A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for cultivation or use. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derelict — [deʀelikt] n. m. ÉTYM. 1909; mot angl., du lat. derelicta « chose abandonnée ». ❖ ♦ Dr. mar. Épave qui flotte sur l eau, et qui appartient à son inventeur …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • derelict — (adj.) 1640s, from L. derelictus solitary, deserted, pp. of dereliquere to abandon, forsake, desert, from de entirely + relinquere leave behind (see RELINQUISH (Cf. relinquish)). Originally especially of vessels abandoned at sea or stranded on… …   Etymology dictionary

  • derelict — n *outcast, castaway, reprobate, pariah, untouchable Analogous words: *vagabond, vagrant, tramp, hobo …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • derelict — ► ADJECTIVE 1) in a very poor condition as a result of disuse and neglect. 2) chiefly N. Amer. shamefully negligent. ► NOUN 1) a destitute person. 2) a ship or other piece of property abandoned by its owner. ORIGIN from Latin derelinquere to… …   English terms dictionary

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