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INSOLVENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insolvent mean? 

INSOLVENT (noun)
  The noun INSOLVENT has 1 sense:

1. someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

  Familiarity information: INSOLVENT used as a noun is very rare.


INSOLVENT (adjective)
  The adjective INSOLVENT has 1 sense:

1. unable to meet or discharge financial obligations

  Familiarity information: INSOLVENT used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSOLVENT (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bankrupt; insolvent

Hypernyms ("insolvent" is a kind of...):

failure; loser; nonstarter; unsuccessful person (a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently)


INSOLVENT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Unable to meet or discharge financial obligations

Context examples:

an insolvent person / an insolvent estate

Similar:

bankrupt; belly-up (financially ruined)

Antonym:

solvent (capable of meeting financial obligations)


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