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Adjective: derelict  'de-ru,likt
  1. Worn and broken down by hard use
    "a derelict shack";
    - creaky, decrepit, flea-bitten, run-down, woebegone
  2. Empty of people and unused, not maintained by the owner or inhabitants
    "weed-grown yard of a derelict farmhouse";
    - abandoned, deserted
  3. Failing in what duty requires
    "derelict in his duty";
    - delinquent, neglectful, remiss
  4. In deplorable condition
    "a street of derelict tenements";
    - bedraggled, broken-down, dilapidated, ramshackle, tatterdemalion, tumble-down, derro [Austral, NZ, informal], dero [Austral, NZ, informal]
Noun: derelict  'de-ru,likt
  1. A person without a home, job, or property
  2. A ship abandoned on the high seas
    - abandoned ship

Derived forms: derelicts

See also: damaged, negligent, uninhabited, worn

Type of: indigent, pauper, ship

Encyclopedia: Derelict