Harmful vs Delinquent - What's the difference?
As an adjective harmful
is of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious.
As a verb delinquent is
* harmfull (archaic)
of a kind likely to be damaging; injurious
- Wear a hat to protect your skin from harmful sunlight.
* Nouns to which "harmful" is often applied: effect, consequence, impact, influence, emission, chemical, ingredient, substance, gas, agent, additive, drug, radiation, dust, organism, plant, animal, insect, action, act, behavior, component, content, activity, interference, use.
* injurious; see also
Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
- Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.
Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
- The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.
* (late or failing to pay a debt) defaulting
* juvenile delinquent
* moral delinquent
One who disobeys or breaks rules or laws.
(obsolete) a term applied to royalists by their opponents in the English Civil War 1642 - 1645. Charles I was known as the chief delinquent.
* See also