Duty, Responsibility, Character, Honesty…

du·ty

noun
noun: duty; plural noun: duties
1. a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility.
“it’s my duty to uphold the law”
synonyms: responsibility, obligation, commitment; More
o (of a visit or other undertaking) done from a sense of moral obligation rather than for pleasure.
modifier noun: duty
“a fifteen-minute duty visit”

re·spon·si·bil·i·ty
noun
noun: responsibility
1. the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.
synonyms: authority, control, power, leadership
“a job with greater responsibility”
o the state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.
“the group has claimed responsibility for a string of murders”
synonyms: blame, fault, guilt, culpability, liability
“they denied responsibility for the bomb attack”
o the opportunity or ability to act independently and make decisions without authorization.
“we would expect individuals lower down the organization to take on more responsibility”
o a thing that one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation.
plural noun: responsibilities
“he will take over the responsibilities of overseas director”
synonyms: duty, task, function, job, role, business
“it was his responsibility to find witnesses”
o a moral obligation to behave correctly toward or in respect of.
“individuals have a responsibility to control personal behavior”
synonyms: trustworthiness, common sense, sense, maturity, reliability, dependability
“let’s show some social responsibility”

char·ac·ter
noun
noun: character; plural noun: characters
1. 1.
the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
“running away was not in keeping with her character”
synonyms: personality, nature, disposition, temperament, temper, mentality, makeup; More
o the distinctive nature of something.
“gas lamps give the area its character”
synonyms: personality, nature, disposition, temperament, temper, mentality, makeup; More
o the quality of being individual, typically in an interesting or unusual way.
“the island is full of character”
o strength and originality in a person’s nature.
“she had character as well as beauty”
synonyms: integrity, honor, moral strength, moral fiber, rectitude, uprightness; More
o a person’s good reputation.
“to what do I owe this attack on my character?”
synonyms: reputation, name, good name, standing, stature, position, status
“a stain on his character”

hon·es·ty
noun
noun: honesty
1. 1.
the quality of being honest.
“they spoke with convincing honesty about their fears”
synonyms: integrity, uprightness, honorableness, honor, morality, morals, ethics, principles, high principles, righteousness, right-mindedness; More
• BRITISH
referring to or using a way of charging for goods or services that relies on customers to leave money in an unattended receptacle even though there is no one to collect their payments.
“an honesty bar”

trust
noun
noun: trust
1. 1.
firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
“relations have to be built on trust”
synonyms: confidence, belief, faith, certainty, assurance, conviction, credence;
reliance
“good relationships are built on trust”
antonyms: distrust, mistrust, doubt
o acceptance of the truth of a statement without evidence or investigation.
“I used only primary sources, taking nothing on trust”
o the state of being responsible for someone or something.
“a man in a position of trust”
synonyms: responsibility, duty, obligation
“a position of trust”
o LITERARY
a person or duty for which one has responsibility.
plural noun: trusts
“rulership is a trust from God”
o LITERARY
a hope or expectation.
“all the great trusts of womanhood

re·spect
noun
noun: respect
1. 1.
a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
“the director had a lot of respect for Douglas as an actor”
synonyms: esteem, regard, high opinion, admiration, reverence, deference, honor
“the respect due to a great artist”
antonyms: contempt
o the state of being admired or respected.
“his first chance in over fifteen years to regain respect in the business”
o due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.
plural noun: respects
“respect for human rights”
synonyms: due regard, politeness, courtesy, civility, deference
“he spoke to her with respect”
antonyms: disrespect
o a person’s polite greetings.
plural noun: respects
“give my respects to your parents”

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