Synonyms for derelict

Synonyms for (noun) derelict

Synonyms: abandoned ship, derelict

Definition: a ship abandoned on the high seas

Similar words: ship

Definition: a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Synonyms: derelict

Definition: a person without a home, job, or property

Similar words: pauper

Definition: a person who is very poor

Synonyms for (adj) derelict

Synonyms: bedraggled, derelict, dilapidated, broken-down, ramshackle, tumble-down, tatterdemalion

Definition: in deplorable condition

Usage: a street of bedraggled tenements; a broken-down fence; a ramshackle old pier; a tumble-down shack

Similar words: damaged

Definition: harmed or injured or spoiled

Usage: I won't buy damaged goods; the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings

Synonyms: neglectful, delinquent, derelict, remiss

Definition: failing in what duty requires

Usage: derelict (or delinquent) in his duty; neglectful of his duties; remiss of you not to pay your bills

Similar words: negligent

Definition: characterized by neglect and undue lack of concern

Usage: negligent parents; negligent of detail; negligent in his correspondence

Synonyms: abandoned, derelict, deserted

Definition: forsaken by owner or inhabitants

Usage: weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse

Similar words: uninhabited

Definition: not having inhabitants; not lived in

Usage: an uninhabited island; gaping doors of uninhabited houses

Synonyms: woebegone, run-down, decrepit, derelict, creaky, flea-bitten

Definition: worn and broken down by hard use

Usage: a creaky shack; a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape; a flea-bitten sofa; a run-down neighborhood; a woebegone old shack

Similar words: worn

Definition: affected by wear; damaged by long use

Usage: worn threads on the screw; a worn suit; the worn pockets on the jacket

Visual thesaurus for derelict