indebted

adjective in·debt·ed \ in-ˈde-təd \
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of indebted

1 : owing gratitude or recognition to another : beholden
2 : owing money

Examples of indebted in a Sentence

  1. thereafter forever felt indebted to the producer for giving her her lucky break

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Origin and Etymology of indebted

Middle English indetted, from Anglo-French endetté, past participle of endetter to run into debt, from en- + dette debt

indebted Synonyms

Synonyms
bounden [archaic], beholden, obligated, obliged
Related Words
appreciative, grateful, thankful

INDEBTED Defined for English Language Learners

indebted

adjective

Definition of indebted for English Language Learners

  • : owing something (such as money or thanks) to someone or something : in debt


INDEBTED Defined for Kids

indebted

adjective in·debt·ed \ in-ˈde-təd \

Definition of indebted for Students

: being in debt : owing something I'm indebted to you for your kindness.

indebtedness

noun


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