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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


Antonymsirresponsible

2. responsible being the agent or cause


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


Synonymsresponsible for


Similarcausative


Antonymsnoncausal, noncausative

3. responsible having an acceptable credit rating


SamplesA responsible borrower.


Synonymscreditworthy


Similartrustworthy, trusty


Antonymsuntrustworthy, untrusty









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