An intellectual bankrupt.
An example of bankrupt is the status of a business that failed and has no remaining assets.
A political bankrupt.
An administration that bankrupted its credibility by seeking to manipulate the news.
A bankrupt foreign policy.
A morally bankrupt politician.
Origin of bankrupt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Italian banca rotta, which refers to an out-of-business bank, having its bench physically broken. When a moneylender in Northern Italy became insolvent, they would break the bench they worked from to signify that they were no longer in business.