Synonyms for bankrupt

Grammar : Adj
Spell : bangk-ruhpt, -ruhpt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈbæŋk rʌpt, -rəpt

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Définition of bankrupt

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).
  • adj unable to pay debts
Example sentences :
  • You may be punctual in that to half a second on the clock, and yet be Bankrupt.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • It was a laugh—a faint, broken, bankrupt echo of her old happy laughter.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • The bankrupt garret had dropped a cake of its rotten plaster.
  • Extract from : « A Son of Hagar » by Sir Hall Caine
  • "I'm not bankrupt, either," said old Uthoug, fixing his red eyes on her face.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • When you tell me you cease to endorse my pledges, I feel I am a bankrupt in your esteem.'
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • He was ruined in every way, but a man possessed of passion is not a bankrupt in life.
  • Extract from : « Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard » by Joseph Conrad
  • When I said 'spy,' it was in the bankrupt misery of a man who had nothing else to offer.
  • Extract from : « The Fortunes Of Glencore » by Charles James Lever
  • He owed her five thousand dollars, and if she demanded payment, he was a bankrupt.
  • Extract from : « Rope » by Holworthy Hall
  • He had to make the first payment on the invoice of that bankrupt stock.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • It is the habitual exaggerator who will perhaps be bankrupt.
  • Extract from : « The Legacy of Greece » by Various

Antonyms for bankrupt

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