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synonyms for arrear

  • damage
  • inconvenience
  • involvement
  • loan
  • mortgage
  • obligation
  • responsibility
  • IOU
  • account
  • baggage
  • balance
  • bite
  • chance
  • chit
  • contingency
  • contract
  • debit
  • disadvantage
  • drag
  • drawback
  • due
  • encumbrance
  • handicap
  • hindrance
  • impediment
  • indebtedness
  • lease
  • millstone
  • minus
  • misfortune
  • nuisance
  • onus
  • pledge
  • possibility
  • remainder
  • tab
  • arrearage
  • bad news
  • indebtment
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antonyms for arrear

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  • advantage
  • benefit
  • profit
  • aid
  • assistance
  • blessing
  • certainty
  • help
  • asset
  • irresponsibility
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How to use arrear in a sentence

That event was not likely to happen; for, since the grant had been made, a new arrear of tithes had accrued.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The pay of the soldiers got more and more hopelessly into arrear.
THEODORIC THE GOTHTHOMAS HODGKIN
Latterly things had come to such a pass that even the reduced stipends offered to the members fell into arrear.
HYACINTHGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
The chancellor came forward to shew that the sovereign's pecuniary affairs were very much in arrear.
SECRET HISTORY OF THE COURT OF ENGLAND, FROM THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE THE THIRD TO THE DEATH OF GEORGE THE FOURTH, VOLUME I (OF 2)LADY ANNE HAMILTON
Besides, the whole country is heavily in arrear already for land-taxes and quit-rents.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. I. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
While at Prague his salary was in continual arrear, and it was with difficulty that he could provide sustenance for his family.
PIONEERS OF SCIENCEOLIVER LODGE
This last step is not usually taken until the rent is many weeks, or often months, in arrear.
THE LAW AND THE POOREDWARD ABBOTT PARRY
The estate was understaffed, underfinanced, and the repairs were always in arrear.
NOTWITHSTANDINGMARY CHOLMONDELEY
Surely there needed no arrear of sorrow to consummate this disaster.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 54, NO. 337, NOVEMBER, 1843VARIOUS
I believe she paid when she could, but somehow my salary has always been in arrear.
POISON ISLANDARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH (Q)
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WORDS RELATED TO ARREAR

  • accountabilities
  • accountablenesses
  • amenabilities
  • amenablenesses
  • arrearages
  • blame
  • burdens
  • compulsions
  • culpability
  • debts
  • duties
  • indebtedness
  • obligations
  • onuses
  • owings
  • subjection
  • susceptibilities
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