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1. liable

adjective. ['ˈlaɪəbəl'] at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant.

Synonyms

  • apt

Antonyms

  • defiant
  • invulnerable

Etymology

  • lier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ligare (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Liable

  • unjustifiable
  • unverifiable
  • undeniable
  • viable

Example sentences of the word liable


1. Adjective
Otherwise the customer could be liable for several hundred dollars of losses.

Quotes containing the word liable


1. I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in; we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.
- Ernestine Rose

2. I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible.
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

3. Someday, we’ll run into each other again, I know it.Maybe I’ll be older and smarter and just plain better. If that happens,that’s when I’ll deserve you. But now, at this moment, you can’t hook your boat to mine, because I’m liable to sink us both.
- Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac

2. liable

adjective. ['ˈlaɪəbəl'] (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with.

Synonyms

  • nonresistant
  • susceptible
  • nonimmune

Antonyms

  • protected
  • insensitive
  • unimpressionable
  • unlikelihood

Etymology

  • lier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ligare (Latin)

3. liable

adjective. ['ˈlaɪəbəl'] subject to legal action.

Antonyms

  • impossible

Etymology

  • lier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ligare (Latin)

4. liable

adjective. ['ˈlaɪəbəl'] held legally responsible.

Antonyms

  • unsusceptibility

Etymology

  • lier (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • ligare (Latin)
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