- In a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay one's debts.
- a bankrupt merchant
- Having been legally declared insolvent.
- Destitute of, or wholly lacking (something once possessed, or something one should possess).
- a morally bankrupt politician
- bankrupt in gratitude
- See also Thesaurus:impoverished
- French: faillite, failli
- German: bankrott
- Italian: fallito
- Portuguese: bancarrota, falido
- Russian: обанкро́тившийся
- Spanish: quebrado, arruinado
bankrupt (bankrupts, present participle bankrupting; past and past participle bankrupted)
- (transitive) To force into bankruptcy.
bankrupt (plural bankrupts)
- One who becomes unable to pay his or her debts; an insolvent person.
- (UK, legal, obsolete) A trader who secretes himself, or does certain other acts tending to defraud his creditors.
- Russian: банкро́т