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

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet4.3 / 3 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. responsibleadjective

    answerable, liable, accountable, amenable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words4.0 / 1 vote

  1. responsibleadjective

    accountable, answerable, amenable

    irresponsible, unaccountable, independent

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  1. Daniel Turner:

    The electric grid is something the government is responsible for much the same way they are responsible for our safety and security, if you look at what Governor Newsom is responsible for — what he actually is in charge of — he has brought absolutely nothing but failure to his state.

  2. Unknown:

    None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    I am responsible for my life, my happiness, and my joy. I am responsible for my faults, which will destroy.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

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

  5. Pope Francis:

    But God gives you methods to be responsible, some think that, excuse me if I use that word, that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood.

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