Definition of irresponsible
- an irresponsible dictatorship
- irresponsible accusations
He's too irresponsible to keep a job for more than a week.
She made irresponsible comments that helped cause the riot.
It would be irresponsible to ignore the threats.
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: not having or showing maturity or good judgment : not responsible
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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