Responsible vs Mastermind - What's the difference?

responsible | mastermind |


As a adjective responsible

is answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.

As a noun mastermind is

a person with an extraordinary intellect or skill that is markedly superior to his or her peers.

As a verb mastermind is

to act in the role of mastermind.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

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    mastermind

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person with an extraordinary intellect or skill that is markedly superior to his or her peers.
  • *1840 , (Edgar Allan Poe), ‘The Colloquy of Monos and Una’:
  • *:At long intervals some master-minds appeared, looking upon each advance in practical science as a retro-gradation in the true utility.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2003 , author=Steve Kemper , title=Code Name Ginger: the Story Behind Segway and Dean Kamen's Quest to Invent a New World , chapter=2 , isbn=1578516730 , page=34 , passage=His first outside hire wasn't an electronics whiz or a mechanical mastermind , but a young industrial designer, a creature hitherto unknown at DEKA.}}
  • A person responsible for the highest level of planning and execution of a major operation.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2007 , author=Mark S. Hamm , title=Terrorism as Crime: from Oklahoma City to Al-Qaeda and Beyond , chapter=6 , isbn=0814736963 , page=196 , passage=The first was with none other than Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM), mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act in the role of mastermind.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2007 , author=Kevin Danaher et al. , title=Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots , isbn=0977825361 , page=136 , passage=It would later be revealed that the corporation contributed over a quarter of a million dollars to the effort—a whopping 93 percent of the total coffer—and hired a team of media and political experts to mastermind it.}}

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