Synonyms and Antonyms of responsibility

  1. 1 the state of being held as the cause of something that needs to be set right responsibility for the accident lies with the driver who was speeding Synonyms blame, fault, liability Related Words accountability, answerability

  2. 2 something one must do because of prior agreement I had the responsibility of closing up the shop at night Synonyms burden, charge, commitment, devoir, do [archaic], duty, imperative, incumbency, need, office, obligationRelated Words oath, pledge, promise, troth, vow, word; arrangement, prearrangement, setup; compact, contract, covenant, pact, trust; debt, payment, tribute; compulsion, constraint, restraint; must, requirement; coercion, duress, force; appointment, engagement, reservation; burden, onusNear Antonyms grace, postponement, stay; discharge, ease, exemption, release, relief, waiver; loophole; alternative, choice, option, pick, preference, selection

  3. 3 worthiness as the recipient of another's trust or confidence the newspaper publisher should hire kids of greater responsibility to deliver its papers Synonyms dependability, dependableness, reliableness, reliability, solidity, solidness, sureness, trustability, trustworthinessRelated Words inerrancy, infallibility; credibility, creditability, creditablenessNear Antonyms doubtfulness, dubiousness, questionableness, shakiness, uncertainnessAntonyms dodginess [chiefly British], unreliability

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