Synonyms of debt in English:

debt


See definition of debt

noun

1‘the company was unable to pay its debts’

SYNONYMS

bill, account, tally, financial obligation, outstanding payment, amount due, money owing

dues, arrears, debits, charges

North American check

informal tab

archaic score

2‘he wanted to acknowledge his debt to the author’

SYNONYMS

indebtedness, obligation, liability

gratitude, appreciation, thanks


Phrases

    in debt

      ‘he was forever short of money and frequently in debt’

      SYNONYMS

      owing money, in arrears, behind with payments, late with payments, overdue with payments, overdrawn

      insolvent, bankrupt, bankrupted, ruined, in the hands of the receivers

      British

      in liquidation

      informal

      in the red, in Queer Street, on the rocks, gone to the wall, bust

      British dated, informal

      in Carey Street

      ANTONYMS

      in credit

    in someone's debt

      ‘after what Clive had done, Chris would be forever in his debt’

      SYNONYMS

      indebted to, beholden to, obliged to, duty-bound to, honour-bound to, obligated to, under an obligation to, owing someone a debt of gratitude, owing someone thanks

      grateful, thankful, appreciative