HyperDic: responsibility

English > 3 senses of the word responsibility:
NOUNactresponsibility, duty, obligationthe social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
stateresponsibility, provincethe proper sphere or extent of your activities
attributeresponsibility, responsiblenessa form of trustworthiness
responsibility > pronunciation
Soundsriyspaa.nsahbih'lahtiy
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English > responsibility: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force.
Example "every right implies a responsibility
Synonymsduty, obligation
Narrowerburden of proofThe duty of proving a disputed charge
civic duty, civic responsibilityThe responsibilities of a citizen
filial dutyduty of a child to its parents
guardianship, keeping, safekeepingThe responsibility of a guardian or keeper
imperativeSome duty that is essential and urgent
incumbencyA duty that is incumbent upon you
jobThe responsibility to do something
legal dutyActs which the law requires be done or forborne
line of dutyAll that is normally required in some area of responsibility
moral obligationAn obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong
noblesse obligeThe obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous (often used ironically)
prerequisite, requirementSomething that is required in advance
requirement, demandrequired activity
white man's burdenThe supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishcompromiso, deber, obligación, responsabilidad
Catalandeure, obligació, responsabilitat
English > responsibility: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe proper sphere or extent of your activities.
Synonymprovince
Narrowerecclesiastical provinceThe district within the jurisdiction of an archbishop or a metropolitan or one of the territorial divisions of an ecclesiastical order
Broadersphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arenaA particular environment or walk of life
Spanishatribución, competencia, función, incumbencia, jurisdicción, poder, provincia
Catalanatribució, competència, funció, jurisdicció, responsabilitat
English > responsibility: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct.
Example"he holds a position of great responsibility"
Synonymresponsibleness
Attributesirresponsibleshowing lack of care for consequences
responsibleworthy of or requiring responsibility or trust
Part ofcharacter, fiber, fibreThe inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
Narroweraccountability, answerability, answerablenessresponsibility to someone or for some activity
dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliablenessThe quality of being dependable / dependable or reliable / reliable
faultresponsibility for a bad situation or event
Broadertrustworthiness, trustinessThe trait of deserving trust and confidence
Oppositeirresponsibility, irresponsiblenessA form of untrustworthiness
Spanishresponsabilidad
Catalanresponsabilitat
Adjectivesresponsibleworthy of or requiring responsibility or trust

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