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liable

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of liable

  1. 1 being in a situation where one is likely to meet with harm <because of his frail constitution, he's liable to diseases> Synonyms endangered, exposed, open, sensitive, subject (to), susceptible, vulnerable Related Words likely, prone; uncovered, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsecured Phrases at risk, in deep water, in jeopardy Near Antonyms covered, guarded, protected, safeguarded, screened, secured, sheltered, shielded, warded Antonyms insusceptible, invulnerable, unexposed, unsusceptible

  2. 2 being the one who must meet an obligation or suffer the consequences for failing to do so <the owner of a pet is liable for any damage that that pet might do> Synonyms accountable, amenable, answerable, responsibleRelated Words beholden, indebted, obligated, obligedNear Antonyms exempt, immuneAntonyms irresponsible, nonaccountable, unaccountable





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