AskDefine | Define indebtedness

Dictionary Definition

indebtedness n : an obligation to pay money to another party [syn: liability, financial obligation]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. State of owing money; being in debt.
  2. by extension figuratively The state of owing something due to gratitude.
  3. The amount owed.
  4. All debts totalled.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accounts payable, accounts receivable, amount due, arrearage, arrears, bad debts, bankruptcy, bill, bills, borrowing, charges, chits, debt, delinquency, due, dues, failure, financial commitment, floating debt, funded debt, indebtment, insolvency, liability, maturity, national debt, nonpayment, obligation, outstanding debt, pledge, public debt, score, uncollectibles, unfulfilled pledge
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