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Definition of Derelict

Derelict

  1. Given up or forsaken by the natural owner or guardian; left and abandoned; as, derelict lands.
  2. Lost; adrift; hence, wanting; careless; neglectful; unfaithful.
  3. A thing voluntary abandoned or willfully cast away by its proper owner, especially a ship abandoned at sea.
  4. A tract of land left dry by the sea, and fit for cultivation or use.

Derelict Quotations

Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.
Bill Maher

I buy most of my plants from nurseries outside London these days, but there is a man who mysteriously appears each February to sell plants from a derelict site in Market Road. I think he's Greek, but people say he comes from Essex. He vanishes at the end of May only to reappear in December as suddenly as he went.
Diana Quick

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.
Linus Pauling

My acting career began on the streets of New York. When I was a cop, I played many impressive roles, from derelict to a doctor, and my life often depended on my performance.
Frank Serpico

I'd be derelict in my duty if I didn't go and continue to use every advantage that I can to promote New York's cause.
Michael Bloomberg
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Derelict Translations

derelict in German is verlassen
derelict in Spanish is derrelicto
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