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derelict

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He who is not impatient is not in love.
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Etymology

Latin derelictus past participle of derelinquere 'forsake, abandon' from de + relinquere 'leave, forsake'.

Adjective

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Positive
derelict

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  1. Abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected.
    There was a derelict ship on the island.
  2. Negligent in performing a duty.

Synonyms

abandoned

Translations

Noun

Singular
derelict

Plural
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  1. Abandoned property; a ship abandoned at sea.
  2. An abandoned or forsaken person; an outcast.
    • 1911: A rather pathetic figure, the Lady Frances, a beautiful woman, still in fresh middle age, and yet, by a strange chance, the last derelict of what only twenty years ago was a goodly fleet. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax’ (Norton 2005, p.1364)
  3. A negligent person.

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