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"
responsible, responsible for(p)(adj)
being the agent or cause
"determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage"
having an acceptable credit rating
"a responsible borrower"
Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.
Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.
Capable of responding to any reasonable claim; able to answer reasonably for one's conduct and obligations; capable of rational conduct.
Involving responsibility; involving a degree of personal accountability on the part of the person concerned.
She has a responsible position in the firm.
Being a primary cause or agent of some event or action; capable of being credited for something, or of being held liable for something.
Who is responsible for this mess?
Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.
He looks like a responsible guy.
Origin: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere
liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office
able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety
involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1062
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1492
Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Adjectives Frequency: #133
The numerical value of responsible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of responsible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- مسؤولة, مسئولة, مسؤول, مسئولArabic
- responsableCatalan, Valencian
- ansvarlig, ansvarsbevidst, pålidelig, ansvarsfuld, ansvarligeDanish
- verantwortungsvoll, verantwortlich, zuverlässig, vernünftigGerman
- responsable, de responsabilidadSpanish
- cùramach, an urra riScottish Gaelic
- tanggung jawabIndonesian
- betrouwbaar, verantwoordelijk, degelijk, responsabel, aansprakelijkDutch
- ответственный, ответственностьRussian
- pålitlig, ansvarsfull, ansvarstagande, förtroende, ansvarig, ansvarskännandeSwedish
- sorumluluk sahibiTurkish
- chịu trách nhiệmVietnamese
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