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irresponsible Line breaks: ir|re¦spon|sible
Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈspɒnsɪb(ə)l/

Definition of irresponsible in English:


(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



Pronunciation: /ɪrɪspɒnsɪˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Without them, Bradford would disappear under an ocean of litter thanks to the thoughtlessness and irresponsibility of others.
  • But we're not here to talk about reckless paranoia and fiscal irresponsibility.
  • So I have vowed to become less tolerant of stupidity and irresponsibility than I have been.


Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈspɒnsɪbli/
Example sentences
  • But what if the people, collectively, behave as irresponsibly as their elected officials are sometimes wont to do?
  • Unlike the greedy profiteers and corporate chieftains who actually made money on those stocks, we were not acting irresponsibly.
  • He acted irresponsibly, and way over the top for that sort of situation.

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