Definition of irresponsible in English:

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irresponsible

Pronunciation: /ˌi(r)rəˈspänsəb(ə)l/

adjective

(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.
Synonyms
reckless, rash, careless, thoughtless, foolhardy, foolish, impetuous, impulsive, devil-may-care, delinquent, derelict, negligent, harebrained;
unreliable, undependable, untrustworthy, flighty, immature

Words that rhyme with irresponsible

responsible

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Syllabification: ir·re·spon·si·ble

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