Personal vs Responsible - What's the difference?

personal | responsible |


As adjectives the difference between personal and responsible

is that personal is pertaining to human beings as distinct from things while responsible is answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.

As a noun personal

is an advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.

personal

English

(Webster 1913)

Alternative forms

* personall (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Pertaining to human beings as distinct from things.
  • Of or pertaining to a particular person; relating to, or affecting, an individual, or each of many individuals; peculiar or proper to private concerns; not public or general
  • Pertaining to the external or bodily appearance; corporeal.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=5, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=The most rapid and most seductive transition in all human nature is that which attends the palliation of a ravenous appetite.
  • Done in person; without the intervention of another.
  • * White
  • This immediate and personal speaking of God Almighty to Abraham, Job and Moses,
  • Relating to an individual, his character, conduct, motives, or private affairs, in an invidious and offensive manner; as, personal reflections or remarks.
  • (label) Denoting a person.
  • Usage notes

    Not to be confused with .

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * personal capital * personal fiduciary * personal lubricant * personal trainer

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An advertisement by which individuals attempt to meet others with similar interests.
  • A movable; a chattel.
  • Statistics

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    Anagrams

    * ----

    responsible

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=But was it responsible governance to pass the Longitude Act without other efforts to protect British seamen? Or might it have been subterfuge—a disingenuous attempt to shift attention away from the realities of their life at sea.}}
    Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.
  • Capable of responding to any reasonable claim; able to answer reasonably for one's conduct and obligations; capable of rational conduct.
  • Involving responsibility; involving a degree of personal accountability on the part of the person concerned.
  • She has a responsible position in the firm.
  • Being a primary cause or agent of some event or action; capable of being credited for something, or of being held liable for something.
  • Who is responsible for this mess?
  • Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.
  • He looks like a responsible guy.

    Antonyms

    * irresponsible

    References

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