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bad debt

noun as in uncollectable debt

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Example Sentences

The Tropicana was a mobbed-up resort riddled with hidden ownership, casino skimming, and bad debt.

In 2009, according to, American credit card companies wrote off $83 billion in bad debt.

Now would be a good time to write off their accounts as bad debt.

The freeze followed the downgrading of France's biggest banks by Moody's for having piled up too much bad debt from Greece.

In all her enterprises, "good luck" stood close by her; she scented failures from afar, and the firm never made a bad debt.

And accordingly he accepted the misfortune, and was content to permit it to be called a bad debt.

Mr Hazlit thought of the place as something like the region of a “bad debt,”—where a portion of his wealth had been wrecked.

If the bank makes a bad debt, it has to make it good to its depositors at the expense of its shareholders.

The news of the worst bad debt I ever had, never made my pulse vary.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bad debt, such as: tax write-off, write off, uncollectable bill, and uncollectable loan.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.