liability


liability

noun

Definition of LIABILITY

1
a feature of someone or something that creates difficulty for achieving success <a retired football player whose chief asset—his prodigious girth—has now become a liability>
Antonyms advantage, asset, edge, plus
2
the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right <the liability for the accident is held by the person who was driving too fast>
Synonyms blame, fault, liability
3
the state of being left without shelter or protection against something harmful <failure to properly clean the wound could increase your liability to infection>
4
the quality or state of being likely to occur <what's the liability that he'll file a formal complaint if he's refused admission?>
5
usually liabilities pl  something (as money) which is owed <your liabilities total about $200,000>
Synonyms arrearage, arrears, indebtedness, liability (usually liabilities), obligation, score
Near Antonyms quietus, quittance, repayment; asset

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