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onus

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of onus

  1. 1 a mark of guilt or disgrace hoping to avoid the onus of failure by lowering expectations ahead of time Synonyms of onus blot, brand, stain, slur, smirch, smudge, spot, stigma, taintWords Related to onus black eye, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, guilt, ignominy, infamy, obloquy, odium, opprobrium, reproach, shame; corruption, debauchery, depravity, immorality, iniquity, licentiousness, sin, unscrupulousness, viceNear Antonyms of onus award, credit, honor; chasteness, chastity, modesty, purity, stainlessness; good, right; honesty, integrity, legitimacy, probity, rectitude, scrupulousness, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness; fame, glory, renown, repute

  2. 2 responsibility for wrongdoing or failure he perpetually tries to shift the onus for any mistakes onto other team members Synonyms of onus culpability, fault, guilt, blame, rapWords Related to onus blameworthiness, complicity, guiltiness, sinfulness; accusation, censure, condemnation, denunciation, finger-pointing, reproach; regret, remorse, self-reproach, shameAntonyms of onus blamelessness, faultlessness, guiltlessness, innocence

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