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Synonyms for responsible
rɪˈspɒn sə bəlre·spon·si·ble

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  1. responsibleadjective


  2. responsibleadjective

    Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.


  3. responsibleadjective


  4. responsibleadjective

    She has a responsible position in the firm.


  5. responsibleadjective

    Who is responsible for this mess?


  6. responsibleadjective

    He looks like a responsible guy.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. responsibleadjective

    worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

    "a responsible adult"; "responsible journalism"; "a responsible position"; "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety"; "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"

    creditworthy, responsible for(p)

    feckless, unreliable, devil-may-care, harum-scarum, irresponsible, carefree, trigger-happy, idle, unaccountable, loose, noncausative, freewheeling, slaphappy, untrusty, do-nothing(a), untrustworthy, noncausal, happy-go-lucky

  2. responsible, responsible for(p)adjective

    being the agent or cause

    "determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage"

    unreliable, idle, do-nothing(a), devil-may-care, untrustworthy, untrusty, irresponsible, freewheeling, unaccountable, noncausative, harum-scarum, carefree, noncausal, slaphappy, happy-go-lucky, feckless, loose, trigger-happy

  3. creditworthy, responsibleadjective

    having an acceptable credit rating

    "a responsible borrower"

    creditworthy, responsible for(p)

    untrusty, unaccountable, feckless, untrustworthy, carefree, freewheeling, slaphappy, do-nothing(a), happy-go-lucky, loose, idle, irresponsible, noncausative, devil-may-care, harum-scarum, trigger-happy, unreliable, noncausal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. responsibleadjective

    answerable, liable, accountable, amenable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. responsibleadjective

    accountable, answerable, amenable

    irresponsible, unaccountable, independent

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How to use responsible in a sentence?

  1. Nikolas Cruz:

    Make no mistake about it, America, the only one responsible for this incident is the killer himself.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    Our companies deal individually with their own labor and personnel decisions( except for the selection of Berkshire Hathaway CEO), i'm passing along your letter to the CEO of Precision Castparts, but making no recommendations to him as to any action. He is responsible for his business.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    The Negro says, 'Now.' Others say, 'Never.' The voice of responsible Americans ... says, 'Together.' There is no other way.

  4. David Fraley:

    NASCAR's selling a product. How can it be held responsible for what its customers believe in?

  5. Larry Klayman:

    The defendants, if not legally reined in, are allegedly responsible, along with others, for igniting a race war that will ultimately totally destroy the freedoms that our Founding Fathers bequeathed to us.

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