(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.
reckless, rash, careless, thoughtless, incautious, unwise, imprudent, ill-advised, ill-considered, injudicious, misguided, heedless, unheeding, inattentive, hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitous, wild, foolhardy, impetuous, impulsive, daredevil, devil-may-care, hot-headed, negligent, delinquent, neglectful, remiss, careless of one's duty, lax, slack, uncaring, casual, insouciant;
North American derelict
immature, naive, foolish, hare-brained, feather-brained;
informal harum-scarum, slap-happy
Words that rhyme with irresponsibleresponsible
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