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Synonyms for bankruptcy
ˈbæŋk rʌpt si, -rəp sibank·rupt·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bankruptcynoun

    a state of complete lack of some abstract property

    "spiritual bankruptcy"; "moral bankruptcy"; "intellectual bankruptcy"


  2. bankruptcy, failurenoun

    inability to discharge all your debts as they come due

    "the company had to declare bankruptcy"; "fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks"

    loser, nonstarter, failure, unsuccessful person

  3. bankruptcynoun

    a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent


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  1. bankruptcynoun


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  1. List of paraphrases for "bankruptcy":

    bankruptcies, insolvency, bankrupt, collapse, failure, bust

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  1. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

    Our goal is to create immediate jobs in these provinces while helping companies avoid bankruptcy and supporting our environmental targets.

  2. John Updike:

    Bankruptcy is a sacred state, a condition beyond conditions, as theologians might say, and attempts to investigate it are necessarily obscene, like spiritualism. One knows only that he has passed into it and lives beyond us, in a condition not ours.

  3. Buddy Clark:

    There’s just an incredible amount of money out there that’s exposed under these reserve-based loans, even if oil prices were to bounce up to US$50 or US$65, a lot of these companies are already mortally wounded. A lot of them are looking for options, and bankruptcy is one of the obvious options.

  4. Doug Getten:

    The lenders want to avoid being the cause of a company's bankruptcy filing.

  5. Squadron Leader Krishan Mitroo:

    The project has been stuck and there is no progress at all. Even the bankruptcy court has not been able to resolve the issue so far, it is just hanging in thin air.

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