Definition of irresponsible in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈspɒnsɪb(ə)l/


(Of a person, attitude, or action) not showing a proper sense of responsibility: [with infinitive]: it would have been irresponsible just to drive on
More example sentences
  • We are appalled at the irresponsible attitude you have displayed in condoning such anti-social behaviour.
  • I think they are evading their responsibility in a grossly irresponsible way.
  • And additional spending of that nature is seen to be fiscally irresponsible.
North American  derelict
rare disregardful, inadvertent, oscitant
immature, naive, foolish, hare-brained, feather-brained;
carefree, blasé;
unreliable, undependable, untrustworthy, flighty, giddy, scatterbrained, erratic;
British  tearaway
informal harum-scarum, slap-happy

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