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dereliction

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  1. 1 the act of abandoning the family's shameful dereliction of their pets at the end of the summer season Synonyms of dereliction abandonment, desertion, forsaking Words Related to dereliction defection; tergiversation; discard, dumping, jettisoning Near Antonyms of dereliction retention; recoupment, repossession, retrieval Antonyms of dereliction reclamation

  2. 2 failure to take the care that a cautious person usually takes the ski area was not held responsible for the injury on account of the skier's own manifest dereliction Synonyms of dereliction carelessness, negligence, heedlessness, incaution, incautiousness, laxness, neglectfulness, remissness, slacknessWords Related to dereliction foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness, wildness; neglect, omission; delinquency, irresponsibility, irresponsibleness, malfeasance, malpractice, misconduct; misdirection, mishandling, mismanagement; forgetfulness, inadvertence, inadvertency, inattention, inattentiveness, obliviousness, shortsightedness, unwarinessNear Antonyms of dereliction alertness, attention, attentiveness, awareness; circumspection, observance, vigilance, watchfulness; responsibility, responsiblenessAntonyms of dereliction care, carefulness, caution, cautiousness, heedfulness

  3. 3 the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action both sentries were to be court-martialed for dereliction of duty Synonyms of dereliction default, delinquency, failure, misprision, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, oversightWords Related to dereliction carelessness, heedlessness, inadvertence, inadvertency, laxityNear Antonyms of dereliction compliance, discharge, fulfillment (or fulfilment)

  4. 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 Synonyms of dereliction demerit, fault, failing, foible, frailty, shortcoming, sin, vice, want, weaknessWords Related to dereliction blot, spot, stain; blemish, deficiency, flaw, imperfection, minus, nit; Achilles' heel, soft spot; corruption, depravity, evil, immorality, sinfulness, wickednessNear Antonyms of dereliction excellence, perfection; goodness, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousnessAntonyms of dereliction merit, virtue


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