Reliable vs Responsible - What's the difference?

reliable | responsible |


As adjectives the difference between reliable and responsible

is that reliable is suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on|relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy while responsible is answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.

As a noun reliable

is something or someone.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

reliable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Suitable]] or fit to be [[rely on, relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy
  • A reliable witness to the truth of the miracles. -- .
    The best means, and most reliable pledge, of a higher object. -- .
    According to General Livingston's humorous account, his own village of Elizabethtown was not much more reliable , being peopled in those agitated times by unknown, unrecommended strangers, guilty-looking Tories, and very knavish Whigs. --.
  • (signal processing, of a communication protocol) Such that either a sent packet will reach its destination, even if it requires retransmission, or the sender will be told that it didn't
  • Synonyms

    * secure * dependable

    Antonyms

    * unreliable

    Derived terms

    * reliableness * reliably * semireliable

    See also

    * (Reliability)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something or someone or dependable
  • the old reliables

    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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