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
Derivationally related forms: ↑responsible, ↑responsible (for: ↑responsibility)
Hypernyms: ↑trustworthiness, ↑trustiness
Part Holonyms: ↑character, ↑fiber, ↑fibre
Attrubites: ↑responsible, ↑irresponsible

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noun (-es)
: the quality or state of being responsible

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responˈsibleness noun
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Main Entry:respond

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