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responsible

re·spon·si·ble

responsible

 
 
pronunciation:
rih span sih bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: answerable or accountable.
The ship's captain is responsible for the safety of the cargo and the passengers.
synonyms:
accountable, answerable
antonyms:
irresponsible, unaccountable
similar words:
amenable, chargeable, liable
definition 2: having personal accountability for assigned duties and tasks.
He is responsible for keeping track of inventory.
synonyms:
accountable, charged
similar words:
answerable, dutiful, liable
definition 3: being the originator or cause of something.
They claim that he alone was responsible for the accident.
similar words:
at fault, blamable, blameworthy, culpable, guilty
definition 4: having the ability to make decisions that are morally accountable.
She is very responsible and can be trusted.
synonyms:
compos mentis, rational, sane, sensible
antonyms:
irresponsible
similar words:
accountable, competent, conscientious, moral, reasonable, scrupulous, sound, virtuous
definition 5: characterized by good judgment and sound thinking.
To immediately remove the children from danger was a responsible decision.
synonyms:
sane, sensible, sound
antonyms:
feckless, irresponsible
similar words:
creditable, ethical, fair, honest, just, levelheaded, moral, right, trustworthy, upright
definition 6: having the means to fulfill financial obligations.
These questions are used to determine whether you are financially responsible and therefore able to take on this debt.
synonyms:
solvent
antonyms:
insolvent
similar words:
liable, reliable, solid, sound
derivation: responsibly (adv.)
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