Bankruptcy and Failure


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Bankruptcy noun – The inability to pay one's debts.
Usage example: learned the hard way the costs of declaring bankruptcy

Failure is a synonym for bankruptcy in insolvency topic. In some cases you can use "Failure" instead a noun "Bankruptcy", when it comes to topics like money, inability to pay debts. popular alternative
Nearby Word: bankrupt
Synonyms for Bankruptcy


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Failure noun – The inability to pay one's debts.
Usage example: years of prolonged economic depression, when business failures were common

Bankruptcy is a synonym for failure in money topic. You can use "Bankruptcy" instead a noun "Failure", if it concerns topics such as collapse, lack of success. popular alternative
Nearby Words: fail, failing, failed
Synonyms for Failure

How words are described

complete complete bankruptcy complete failure
actual actual bankruptcy actual failure
severe severe bankruptcy severe failure
massive massive bankruptcy massive failure
Other adjectives: possible, inevitable, subsequent, impending, eventual, financial.

Both words in one sentence

  • This often leads to declaring bankruptcy or being arrested for failure to pay child support.
    Source: The Baby Trap
  • Cave Johnson also counts, refusing to let government investigations, years of failure, bankruptcy, and his own staggering incompetence stop him from doing SCIENCE!
  • Animated Actors Aki's career was tragically cut short by the box office failure of her debut film, the aforementioned Final Fantasy, and the subsequent bankruptcy of Square Pictures.
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