Synonyms and Antonyms 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> Synonyms debit, disbenefit, downside, drawback, handicap, incommodity, disadvantage, minus, negative, strikeRelated Words albatross, millstone, stranglehold; disability, impairment; failing, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammelNear Antonyms vantage; head start, jump, lead, margin, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), better, command, control, drop, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, upper hand; prerogative, privilege; break, opportunity; aid, assistance, helpAntonyms 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, responsibilityRelated Words accountability, answerability
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> Synonyms exposure, openness, vulnerabilityRelated Words predisposition, susceptibility; defenselessness, helplessness, weakness; danger, jeopardy, peril, riskNear Antonyms protection, safeguarding, sheltering, shielding
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?> Synonyms probability, likelihoodRelated Words credibility, plausibility, plausibleness; feasibility, feasibleness, possibility, potentiality, reasonability, reasonableness, viabilityNear Antonyms doubtfulness, dubiousness; impracticability, impracticality; implausibility, incredibility, incrediblenessAntonyms improbability, unlikelihood, unlikeliness
5 usually liabilities pl something (as money) which is owed <your liabilities total about $200,000> Synonyms arrearage, arrears, indebtedness, debt (usually liabilities), obligation, scoreRelated Words bond, debit, delinquency; bankruptcy, default, embarrassment, insolvencyNear Antonyms quietus, quittance, repayment; asset
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