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liabilities

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1  —as in:
she is a liability to our cause
Definition any negative trait or thing that creates a problem
  • Her temper is her main liability. She hasn't learned to control angry attacks at anyone who disagrees with her.
liability = any negative trait or thing that creates a problem
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But I was pathetic, a blundering liability to my own team, always in the way of an opportune pass or unwittingly blocking an open lane.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • liability = something negative
  • When Walt and Billie suggested that he needed a college degree to attain a fulfilling career, Chris answered that careers were demeaning "twentieth-century inventions," more of a liability than an asset, and that he would do fine without one, thank you.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
liability = something negative

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2  —as in:
the company's liabilities
Definition the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owed; or the things owed
  • The company's liabilities exceed its assets. I do not think it can borrow more money.
liabilities = the cash value that an accountant would place on things that are owed; or the things owed

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3  —as in:
legal liability
Definition a legal obligation or responsibility
  • They have legal liability for accidents caused by the defective tires.
liability = a legal obligation or responsibility
  • Exposing people to liability against the standard of hindsight, however, creates not a safer world but one in which people simply avoid socially useful activities. Obstetricians quit. Seesaws disappear. Businesses stop giving references. The City of New York did, in fact, cut the limbs off trees near playgrounds so children would not be tempted to climb them.
    Philip K. Howard

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