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English adjective: responsible

1. responsible worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

SamplesA responsible adult.
Responsible journalism.
A responsible position.
The captain is responsible for the ship's safety.
The cabinet is responsible to the parliament.

Similaraccountable, amenable, answerable, liable, trustworthy

See alsoobligated, prudent, trustworthy, trusty

Attributeresponsibility, responsibleness


2. responsible being the agent or cause

SamplesDetermined who was the responsible party.
Termites were responsible for the damage.

Synonymsresponsible for


Antonymsnoncausal, noncausative

3. responsible having an acceptable credit rating

SamplesA responsible borrower.


Similartrustworthy, trusty

Antonymsuntrustworthy, untrusty

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