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noun as in freeloader

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Neither Wall Street nor foreign markets like to see the United States as a deadbeat borrower, especially when the alternative global economic giant is China.

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It was during her work presenting debt research to Congress that she overheard a man in a Senate office ranting about “deadbeats” who had babies with multiple women and then avoided child support.

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Websites solicit lurid, unverified complaints about supposed cheaters, sexual predators, deadbeats and scammers.

The claims have led one tabloid to brand Jenner a “deadbeat daughter.”

No, they say, instead of their intoxicated deadbeat boyfriend, they want someone…someone like Putin.

Anyway the phrase "deadbeat nation" is going to have a lot more resonance coming out of Obama's mouth than in Rubio's letter.

It caught a lot of people's ears just now when Obama said, "We are not a deadbeat nation."

When marriages fail, the deadbeat dad is the norm in American society, not the exception.

Then he makes off with another deadbeat, and starts a kind of show outside the town—this was in Port Arthur, mind.

The bartender, accepting the situation as generally inclusive, put his hands up along with his deadbeat patrons.

The sparrow was deadbeat, and was travelling slowly to the north and west on a zigzag course, about two hundred feet high.

I knew you looked a deadbeat, but Id no idea I was quite so bad, he said.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deadbeat, such as: bum, debtor, leech, loafer, moocher, and parasite.

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