Definition of DELINQUENCY

the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action <we received a notice in the mail informing us of our delinquency in paying our utility bill>
Near Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)
the quality or state of being late <delinquency of our mortgage payment meant that we would have to pay a surcharge>
Related Words dilatoriness, sluggishness

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