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irresponsible

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adjective ir·re·spon·si·ble \ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl\

Simple Definition of irresponsible

  • : not having or showing maturity or good judgment : not responsible

Full Definition of irresponsible

  1. :  not responsible: as a :  not answerable to higher authority <an irresponsible dictatorship> b :  said or done with no sense of responsibility <irresponsible accusations> c :  lacking a sense of responsibility d :  unable especially mentally or financially to bear responsibility

ir·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty play \ˌir-i-ˌspän(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
ir·re·spon·si·ble·ness play \ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun
ir·re·spon·si·bly play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of irresponsible

  1. He's too irresponsible to keep a job for more than a week.

  2. She made irresponsible comments that helped cause the riot.

  3. It would be irresponsible to ignore the threats.



1648

First Known Use of irresponsible

1648


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irresponsible

noun ir·re·spon·si·ble

Definition of irresponsible

  1. :  a person who is irresponsible



1892

First Known Use of irresponsible

1892


Medical Dictionary

irresponsible

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adjective ir·re·spon·si·ble \ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl\

Medical Definition of irresponsible

  1. :  not responsible :  mentally inadequate to bear responsibility

  2. ir·re·spon·si·bil·i·ty \-ˌspän(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural ir·re·spon·si·bil·i·ties





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