1. [syn: responsibility, responsibleness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Responsible \Re*spon"si*ble\ (r?*sp?n"s?*b'l), a. [Cf. F.
responsable. See Respond.]
1. Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer;
accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is
responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
2. Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and
obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to
have a responsible man for surety.
3. Involving responsibility; involving a degree of
accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a
Syn: Accountable; answerable; amenable.
[1913 Webster] -- Re*spon"si*ble*ness, n. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to
someone for something or being responsible for one's
conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility"
[syn: responsibility, responsibleness] [ant: