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Pronunciation:  ri'spânsubul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  being the agent or cause; "determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  having an acceptable credit rating; "a responsible borrower"

RESPONSIBLE is a 11 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: accountable(p), answerable(p), causative, creditworthy, judicious, liable, responsible for(p), trustworthy
 Antonyms: irresponsible
 See Also: obligated(p), prudent, trusty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*spon"si*ble\ (r?*sp?n"s?*b'l), a. [Cf. F.
responsable. See {Respond}.]
1. 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.

2. Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and
   obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to
   have a responsible man for surety.

3. Involving responsibility; involving a degree of
   accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a
   responsible office.

Syn: Accountable; answerable; amenable. --
     {Re*spon"si*ble*ness}, n. -- {Re*spon"si*bly}, adv.