Synonyms of responsibility
1 dutyDictionary • The 600 properties were his responsibility.
business • Parenting can be a stressful business.
job • the pressure of being the first woman in the job
task • He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
accountability • an impetus towards democracy and greater accountability
onus • The onus was on the British to find a solution.
2 faultDictionary • They have admitted responsibility for the accident.
fault • It was all my fault we quarrelled.
blame • Bad women never take the blame for anything.
liability • What was once a vote-catching policy is now a political liability.
guilt • You were never convinced of his guilt, were you?
culpability • He added there was clear culpability on the part of the government.
burden • Her illness will be an impossible burden on him.
3 obligationDictionary • This helps employees balance work and family responsibilities.
obligation • I have an ethical and moral obligation to my client.
duty • My duty is to look after the animals.
liability • They admit liability, but dispute the amount of his claim.
charge • I have been given charge of this class.
care • He never seemed to have a care in the world.
4 authorityDictionary • a better-paying job with more responsibility
authority • The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
power • women who have reached positions of great power and influence
control • The first aim of his government would be to establish control over the republic's territory.
management • the responsibility for its day-to-day management
leadership • He praised her leadership during the crisis.
importance • He was too puffed up with his own importance to accept the verdict.
mana (New Zealand) • a leader of great mana and influence
5 jobDictionary • I'm glad it's not my responsibility to be their guardian.
job • Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
function • The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital.
role • His role in the events has been pivotal.
pigeon (informal) • It's a general problem, not our pigeon.
6 level-headedness • I think she's shown responsibility.
maturity • Many teenagers lack self confidence and maturity.
common sense • Her mother acted with remarkable common sense.
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accountabilityIf you are accountable to someone for something that you do, you are responsible for it and must be prepared to justify your actions to that person. (noun)
• an impetus towards democracy and greater accountability
authorityAuthority is the right to command and control other people.
• The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
mana (New Zealand)
mana (New Zealand)
• Bad women never take the blame for anything.
Thesaurus for responsibility from the Collins English Thesaurus
the state or position of being responsible