The state of being abandoned or forsaken; loneliness:
A negligent act or a failure to act.
A means of evading; a subterfuge.
(Law) Willful abandonment of a spouse or child owed a duty of support.
Failure to perform a task or fulfill an obligation, especially failure to meet a financial obligation:
A fault: misdeed
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
The state or fact of being neglected:
An omitting or being omitted; specif., failure to do as one should
(Law) The lack of liability associated with the failure to act.
Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
Find another word for dereliction. In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dereliction, like: forsaking, desolation, relinquishment, negligence, evasion, nonperformance, desertion, carelessness, crime, default and delinquency.