(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of payment
1. nonpayment, default, delinquency; protest, repudiation, evasion, reneging, kiting; unprofitableness; bad debt; cancellation, write-off, moratorium, rent strike; insolvency, bankruptcy, insufficient funds, return item, stop payment, insufficiency, a run on the bank. See debt, poverty, economy.
2. free admission, free or complimentary seats, [free] pass, Annie Oakley; labor of love. Slang, comp, freebie. See cheapness.
3. bankrupt, insolvent, debtor; absconder, welsher, defaulter, lame duck, etc.; tax dodger. Informal, deadhead. Slang, deadbeat.
1. not pay, stop payment; run up bills, go into debt or the red; go bankrupt, fail, crash, go under, fold [up]; protest, dishonor, repudiate, nullify; default; write off, wipe the slate clear, declare a moratorium, cancel. Informal, welsh. Slang, go broke, skip out, shoot the moon, fly kites.
2. give way, pass out [tickets, etc. ]. Informal, paper the house.
1. defaulting, in default; insolvent, bankrupt; in debt, in arrears; unpaid, unrequited, unrewarded.
2. gratuitous, gratis, free, for nothing, pro bono; without charge, untaxed; scot-free; free of cost, complimentary; honorary. Informal, on the house, dime a dozen; five-and-ten.
Antonyms, see payment, price.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. failure, delinquency, bankruptcy; see default .

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