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default

Synonyms of default in English:

noun

  • 1 the incidence of defaults on loans
    nonpayment, failure to pay, bad debt
  • 2 Browne lost the case by default
    inaction, omission, lapse, neglect, negligence, disregard;
    failure to appear, absence, nonappearance
  • verb

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  • 1 the customer defaulted
    fail to pay, not pay, renege, back out;
    go back on one's word
    informalwelsh, bilk
  • 2 the program will default to its own style
    revert, select automatically
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