Definitions and Examples of delinquent, irresponsible, unreliable
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
Failing to fulfill one's duty or obligation; characterized by neglect of duty.
The company had to fire the delinquent employee for repeatedly missing deadlines.
Not showing or exercising good judgment; lacking a sense of responsibility.
He was deemed irresponsible for leaving his children unattended in the park.
Not able to be trusted or depended on; likely to fail or disappoint.
The old car was unreliable and often broke down on long trips.
Key Differences: delinquent vs irresponsible vs unreliable
- 1Delinquent describes someone who fails to fulfill their duty or obligation.
- 2Irresponsible describes someone who lacks good judgment and a sense of responsibility.
- 3Unreliable describes something or someone that cannot be trusted or depended on.
Effective Usage of delinquent, irresponsible, unreliable
- 1Legal Context: Use delinquent in legal contexts to describe a person who has failed to pay debts or taxes.
- 2Personal Relationships: Use irresponsible and unreliable to describe someone who is not dependable or trustworthy in personal relationships.
- 3Professional Settings: Use these antonyms in professional settings to describe employees who are not fulfilling their duties or are not dependable.
The antonyms of nondelinquent describe a person's behavior or actions that are not responsible, dependable, or trustworthy. Use delinquent to describe someone who fails to fulfill their duty or obligation, irresponsible to describe someone who lacks good judgment and a sense of responsibility, and unreliable to describe something or someone that cannot be trusted or depended on. These antonyms can be used in legal contexts, personal relationships, and professional settings.