derelict


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Synonyms for derelict

Synonyms for derelict

having been given up and left alone

guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern

Synonyms for derelict

a person without a home, job, or property

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a ship abandoned on the high seas

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worn and broken down by hard use

forsaken by owner or inhabitants

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failing in what duty requires

References in classic literature ?
I saw each of them swell up the misty line of the horizon, far, far away beyond the derelict brig, and the next moment, with a slight friendly toss of our boat, it had passed under us and was gone.
The captain was expatiating in a low conversational tone to the chief mate upon the danger of these derelicts, and upon his dread of coming upon them at night, when suddenly a man forward screamed out, "There's people on board of her, sir
The fact that a coastguard was the first on board may save some complications later on, in the Admiralty Court, for coastguards cannot claim the salvage which is the right of the first civilian entering on a derelict.
I shall send, in time for your next issue, further details of the derelict ship which found her way so miraculously into harbour in the storm.
The sequel to the strange arrival of the derelict in the storm last night is almost more startling than the thing itself.
I've known a derelict up-end and sift her engines out of herself and flicker round the Lower Lanes for three weeks on her forward tanks only.
For all the duration of the storm she rode, a helpless derelict, upon those storm-tossed waves of wind.
A derelict," was the terse explanation of the officer of the watch.
We ask ourselves if that derelict could ever have held goodly merchandise or served a high emprize, co-operated in some defence, held up the trappings of a throne, or borne away the corpse of a monarchy.
Instead, he reloaded his revolver very carefully, and then sat in the best room of the cottage by the derelict brickfield, looking anxious and perplexed, and listening to talk about Bill and his ways, and thinking, thinking.
He wasn't much like the usual run of derelicts who used to come out to P.
Other men swallowed water, here a mouthful, there a pint, anon, maybe, a quart or so, and returned to the shore like foundering derelicts.
expecting him to say icebergs, or derelicts, or fog, or something of that sort.
Perhaps a century hence the Atlantic may still be dotted with the old drifting derelicts.
A BOY of 12 has died after falling through the roof of a derelict factory popular with urban explorers.