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irresponsive

Line breaks: ir|re¦spon|sive
Pronunciation: /ɪrɪˈspɒnsɪv
 
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Definition of irresponsive in English:

adjective

Not responsive to someone or something: I trust I am not irresponsive to you in this respect
More example sentences
  • In his irresponsive condition Tommy can't know about this gift and therefore cannot properly receive it.

Derivatives

irresponsiveness

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Both Nora and Frank assume Tommy's irresponsiveness means he doesn't take anything in.

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