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Synonyms for debt

indebtedness

in debt

indebted to

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Synonyms for debt

something, such as money, owed by one person to another

a condition of owing something to another

Words related to debt

the state of owing something (especially money)

an obligation to pay or do something

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The lots were particularly useful, one of them paying off a debt that had been contracted for half a dozen.
Pay me three hundred pounds, Sir Richard," said he, "and I will give thee quittance of thy debt.
He did not know at all how much he had, what his debts amounted to, or what dowry he could give Vera.
His failure in passing his examination, had made his accumulation of college debts the more unpardonable by his father, and there had been an unprecedented storm at home.
Vain and egotistical, supple and proud, libertine and gourmand, grasping from the pressure of debt, discreet as a tomb out of which nought issues to contradict the epitaph intended for the passer's eye, bold and fearless when soliciting, good-natured and witty in all acceptations of the word, a timely jester, full of tact, knowing how to compromise others by a glance or a nudge, shrinking from no mudhole, but gracefully leaping it, intrepid Voltairean, yet punctual at mass if a fashionable company could be met in Saint Thomas Aquinas,--such a man as this secretary- general resembled, in one way or another, all the mediocrities who form the kernel of the political world.
His hand was always open to help others, but he often forgot to pay his just debts.
But then, I said, speaking the truth and paying your debts is not a correct definition of justice.
She had signified, however, her intention of leaving her inheritance between Sir Pitt's second son and the family at the Rectory, and had once or twice paid the debts of Rawdon Crawley in his career at college and in the army.
Petritsky was a young lieutenant, not particularly well-connected, and not merely not wealthy, but always hopelessly in debt.
The pictures, the statues, the flowers, the jewels, the carriages, and the horses--inquiry proved, to my indescribable astonishment, that not a sixpence of debt was owing on any of them.
The fact that my tradesman is out of pocket by me is to be looked at through the serene certainty that somebody else's tradesman is in pocket by somebody else; and since there must be bad debts in the world, why, it is mere egoism not to like that we in particular should make them instead of our fellow-citizens.
He was in terrible poverty, yet he took upon himself the payment of his brother's debts.
All the young men felt the attraction of the fine, well-set-up country girls who had come to town to earn a living, and, in nearly every case, to help the father struggle out of debt, or to make it possible for the younger children of the family to go to school.
Micawber, about this time, composed a petition to the House of Commons, praying for an alteration in the law of imprisonment for debt.
The Lord has lately prospered me, and I was minded this day to ride forth and repay my debt to you.