HyperDic: responsible

English > 3 senses of the word responsible:
ADJECTIVEallresponsibleworthy of or requiring responsibility or trust
allresponsible, responsible forbeing the agent or cause
allresponsible, creditworthyhaving an acceptable credit rating
responsible > pronunciation
Soundsriyspaa'nsahbahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > responsible: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningworthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable.
Examples
  • "a responsible adult"
  • "responsible journalism"
  • "a responsible position"
  • "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"
  • "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"
Attribute ofresponsibility, responsiblenessA form of trustworthiness
Narroweraccountableliable to account for one's actions
amenableliable to answer to a higher authority
answerablemorally or legally responsible to a higher authority
liableheld legally responsible
trustworthyTaking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations
See alsoobligatedCaused by law or conscience to follow a certain course
prudentCareful and sensible
trustworthy, trustyworthy of trust / trust or belief
Oppositeirresponsibleshowing lack of care for consequences
Spanishresponsable
Catalanresponsable
Nounsresponsibility, responsiblenessa form of trustworthiness
Adverbsresponsiblyin a responsible manner
English > responsible: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningThe agent or cause.
Examples
  • "determined who was the responsible party"
  • "termites were responsible for the damage"
Synonymresponsible for
Broadercausativeproducing an effect
Spanishresponsable
Catalanresponsable
English > responsible: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving an acceptable credit rating.
Example"a responsible borrower"
Synonymcreditworthy
Broadertrustworthy, trustyworthy of trust / trust or belief
Spanishsolvente
Nounsresponsiblenessa form of trustworthiness

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