1 deserted, abandoned, forsaken, neglected; ruined, dilapidated, run-down, tumbledown:
The council has a scheme for the renovation of derelict buildings in the inner city.
2 negligent, remiss, neglectful, delinquent, dilatory, careless, heedless, lax, slack, irresponsible, slipshod, slovenly, Colloq sloppy:
He was accused of having been derelict in his duty.
3 vagrant, tramp, outcast, pariah, loafer, wastrel, good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, malingerer, vagabond, slacker, down-and-out, US and Canadian hobo, Colloq US bum:
Because of alcohol, he ended up as a derelict.
be, lie, look, seem, stand
The land lay derelict for ten years.
| become | make sth
The houses were made derelict by the fire.
totally | almost, virtually | partially, partly
a partially derelict mill
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