Delinquent vs Undisciplined - What's the difference?

delinquent | undisciplined |

As a verb delinquent

is .

As an adjective undisciplined is

not subjected to discipline, control or correction; uncorrected.




(en adjective)
  • Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
  • Fred is delinquent in making his car payment.
    The company made a new effort to collect delinquent payments.
  • Failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
  • Synonyms

    * (late or failing to pay a debt) defaulting

    Derived terms

    * delinquency * juvenile delinquent * moral delinquent


    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * See also




    (en adjective)
  • not subjected to discipline, control or correction; uncorrected
  • lacking in self-control; ungovernable