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delinquent Tweet Definition of delinquent Like Definition of delinquent on Facebook
noun
  1. One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
  2. (obsolete) a term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642 - 1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
adjective
  1. late, Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
Fred is in making his car payment.
The company made a new effort to collect payments.
demos Tweet Definition of demos Like Definition of demos on Facebook
noun
  1. Plural of demo.
denominational Tweet Definition of denominational Like Definition of denominational on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to a denomination
depressed Tweet Definition of depressed Like Definition of depressed on Facebook
adjective
  1. Severely despondent and unhappy.
  2. Suffering from clinical depression.
  3. Suffering damaging effects of economic recession.
Desegregation Tweet Definition of Desegregation Like Definition of Desegregation on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A specific period in United States history during which laws requiring racial segregation were struck down and the practice was deterred, beginning in the United States military during World War II and occuring in society in general from the mid-1950s.
discriminate Tweet Definition of discriminate Like Definition of discriminate on Facebook
verb (discriminat, ing)
  1. To distinguish.
    Since he was colorblind he was unable to between the blue and green bottles.
  2. To make decisions based on prejudice.
    The law prohibits discriminating based on skin color.
discrimination Tweet Definition of discrimination Like Definition of discrimination on Facebook
noun From the Latin "discriminare" meaning to "distinguish between"
  1. Neutral discernment.
  2. The act of discriminating, distinguishing, or noting/perceiving differences which exist.
  3. The state of being discriminated against, distinguished from, or set apart.
  4. Treatment or consideration based on class or category rather than individual merit; partiality or prejudice: racial discrimination; discrimination against foreigners.
  5. The arbitrary imposition of unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
  6. The quality of being discriminating; acute discernment; as to show great discrimination in the choice of means.
  7. That which discriminates; mark of distinction.
dysfunction Tweet Definition of dysfunction Like Definition of dysfunction on Facebook
noun (plural:dysfunctions)
  1. A failure to function in an expected or complete manner. Usually refers to a disorder in a bodily organ (e.g. erectile dysfunction), a mental disorder, or the improper behavior of a social group.

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