Synonyms of default in English:

default


See definition of default

noun

1‘the recession has been accompanied by a rise in the incidence of defaults on loans’

SYNONYMS

non-payment, failure to pay, non-remittance

informal welshing, bilking

British archaic levant

ANTONYMS

repayment

2‘I became a TV presenter by default, rather than by design’

SYNONYMS

failure to act, failure to appear, inaction, omission, lapse, lack, exclusion, neglect, negligence, disregard

want, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, absence, non-appearance


adjective

1‘tuna pasta is definitely my default choice for dinners cooked at home’

SYNONYMS

normal, standard, usual, typical, stock, ordinary, customary, conventional, habitual, accustomed, expected, wonted, everyday, regular, routine, established, settled, set

unvarying, invariable, unchanging, changeless, unvaried

consistent, constant, stable, steady, static, uniform, predictable, obvious

favourite, choice, preferred, ideal

instinctive, automatic, involuntary, unconscious, reflex, knee-jerk, mechanical

spontaneous, impulsive, unthinking, unpremeditated, unintentional, unintended, unbidden, unwitting, inadvertent

informal gut

ANTONYMS

atypical, varying, conscious, deliberate


verb

1‘the dealer can repossess the goods if the customer defaults’

SYNONYMS

fail to pay, not pay, renege, fail to honour, back out, backtrack, backslide

break one's promise, break one's word, go back on one's word

informal welsh, bilk

ANTONYMS

repay

2‘when you start a fresh letter, the program will default to its own style’

SYNONYMS

revert

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