V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: the state of being behind with debt or obligation
Synonyms: obligation, debit, deficit, liability, overdue [debt], behind [in payment]
Antonyms: credit, refund, compensation
Tips: Arrears is a description of the state of an account or money owed. Think, rear is behind; arrears is behind in payment.
Tax payments in arrears are dealt with severely and without delay. (overdue)
Iím in arrears on my rent payment, and Iím afraid that my landlord will evict me if I donít pay him this week. (deficit, overdue debt)
Our accounts have been in arrears for months now; weíve got to make good on our financial commitments or the bank will shut us down. (deficit, obligation)
My credit card payments are in arrears, and the interest I owe is growing each day. (behind, overdue)
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