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bankrupt

[ bangk-ruhpt, -ruhpt ]SEE DEFINITION OF bankrupt

Synonyms for bankrupt

  • broke
  • destitute
  • failed
  • insolvent
  • depleted
  • exhausted
  • impoverished
  • lacking
  • lost
  • ruined
  • spent
  • in Chapter 11
  • out of business
  • tapped out
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Antonyms for bankrupt

  • rich
  • solvent
  • wealthy
  • restored
  • saved
  • successful
  • unused
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BANKRUPT

You may be punctual in that to half a second on the clock, and yet be Bankrupt.

It was a laugh—a faint, broken, bankrupt echo of her old happy laughter.

The bankrupt garret had dropped a cake of its rotten plaster.

"I'm not bankrupt, either," said old Uthoug, fixing his red eyes on her face.

When you tell me you cease to endorse my pledges, I feel I am a bankrupt in your esteem.'

He was ruined in every way, but a man possessed of passion is not a bankrupt in life.

When I said 'spy,' it was in the bankrupt misery of a man who had nothing else to offer.

He owed her five thousand dollars, and if she demanded payment, he was a bankrupt.

He had to make the first payment on the invoice of that bankrupt stock.

It is the habitual exaggerator who will perhaps be bankrupt.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Italian banca rotta, literally "a broken bench," from banca "moneylender's shop," literally "bench" (see bank (n.1)) + rotta "broken, defeated, interrupted" from (and remodeled on) Latin rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). "[S]o called from the habit of breaking the bench of bankrupts" [Klein]. Earlier in English as a noun, "bankrupt person" (1530s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BANKRUPT

bad off

adjectivedown and out
  • bankrupt
  • busted
  • destitute
  • dirt poor
  • flat broke
  • impoverished
  • in need of
  • indigent
  • needy
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
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