Definition of responsible
- responsible financial policies
She is a very responsible worker.
Is he responsible enough to have a car?
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: having the job or duty of dealing with or taking care of something or someone
: able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required
: involving important duties, decisions, etc., that you are trusted to do
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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