a tendency to be negligent and uncaring;
"he inherited his delinquency from his father"
"his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"
"his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
- I can't stand your dereliction of duty.
- This policeman was punished for his dereliction of duty.
The dereliction of a breakfast-table..bobbing with orange-peels, ribboned with bacon-rind, cluttered with jams and marmalades.出自： J. Harvey