derelict

[ der-uh-likt ]
/ ˈdɛr ə lɪkt /

adjective

left or deserted, as by the owner or guardian; abandoned: a derelict ship.
neglectful of duty; delinquent; negligent.

noun

Origin of derelict

1640–50; < Latin dērelictus forsaken (past participle of dērelinquere), equivalent to dē- de- + relictus past participle of relinquere to leave, abandon; see relinquish
Related formsder·e·lict·ly, adverbder·e·lict·ness, nounnon·der·e·lict, adjective, noun
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derelict

/ (ˈdɛrɪlɪkt) /

adjective

deserted or abandoned, as by an owner, occupant, etc
falling into ruins; neglected; dilapidated
neglectful of duty or obligation; remiss

noun

Word Origin for derelict

C17: from Latin dērelictus forsaken, from dērelinquere to abandon, from de- + relinquere to leave
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