dereliction


dereliction

noun

Definition of DERELICTION

1
the act of abandoning <the family's shameful dereliction of their pets at the end of the summer season>
Antonyms reclamation
3
the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action <both sentries were to be court-martialed for dereliction of duty>
Near Antonyms compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)
4
a defect in character <believes that society is guilty of a moral dereliction if it does not care for those unable to care for themselves>
Antonyms merit, virtue

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