nonperforming

[ non-per-fawr-ming ]
/ ˌnɒn pərˈfɔr mɪŋ /

adjective

not performing well or properly.
Banking. noting or pertaining to a debt on which interest payments have been missed or slow, or for which the interest rate has been voluntarily lowered: the rise in nonperforming loans.

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