over·​in·​debt·​ed·​ness ˌō-vər-in-ˈde-təd-nəs How to pronounce overindebtedness (audio)
: the condition of having too much debt
… blamed microfinance companies … for fueling a frenzy of overindebtednessBusiness Insider (online)
overindebted adjective
overindebted countries/consumers

Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overindebtedness was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Overindebtedness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overindebtedness. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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