1. act of failing to meet a financial obligation
Syn: ↑default, ↑nonremittal
Derivationally related forms: ↑default (for: ↑default)
Hypernyms: ↑failure
2. loss resulting from failure of a debt to be paid
Syn: ↑default, ↑nonremittal
Ant: ↑payment
Derivationally related forms: ↑default (for: ↑default)
Hypernyms: ↑financial loss
Hyponyms: ↑delinquency
3. the deliberate act of failing to pay money

his evasion of all his creditors


he was indicted for nonpayment

Syn: ↑evasion
Ant: ↑payment
Hypernyms: ↑commerce, ↑commercialism, ↑mercantilism
Hyponyms: ↑tax evasion

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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