Thesaurus

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 of liable endangered, exposed, open, sensitive, subject (to), susceptible, vulnerable Words Related to liable likely, prone; uncovered, undefended, unguarded, unprotected, unscreened, unsecured Phrases at risk, in deep water, in jeopardy Near Antonyms of liable covered, guarded, protected, safeguarded, screened, secured, sheltered, shielded, warded Antonyms of liable 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 of liable accountable, amenable, answerable, responsibleWords Related to liable beholden, indebted, obligated, obligedNear Antonyms of liable exempt, immuneAntonyms of liable irresponsible, nonaccountable, unaccountable

Synonym Discussion of liable

liable, open, exposed, subject, prone, susceptible, sensitive mean being by nature or through circumstances likely to experience something adverse. liable implies a possibility or probability of incurring something because of position, nature, or particular situation.
    • liable to get lost
open stresses a lack of barriers preventing incurrence.
    • a claim open to question
exposed suggests lack of protection or powers of resistance against something actually present or threatening.
    • exposed to infection
subject implies an openness for any reason to something that must be suffered or undergone.
    • all reports are subject to review
prone stresses natural tendency or propensity to incur something.
    • prone to delay
susceptible implies conditions existing in one's nature or individual constitution that make incurrence probable.
    • very susceptible to flattery
sensitive implies a readiness to respond to or be influenced by forces or stimuli.
    • unduly sensitive to criticism

synonyms see in addition responsible



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