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irresponsible

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

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

irresponsibility

play \ˌir-i-ˌspän(t)-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

irresponsibleness

play \ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-sə-bəl-nəs\ noun

irresponsibly

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of irresponsible in a sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of irresponsible

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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


IRRESPONSIBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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irresponsible

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

Definition of irresponsible for English Language Learners

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


IRRESPONSIBLE Defined for Kids

irresponsible

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

Definition of irresponsible for Students

  1. :  having or showing little or no sense of responsibility <You're too irresponsible for a pet.>

irresponsibly

\-ˈspän-sə-blē\ adverb

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

irresponsibility

\-ˌspän(t)-sə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun plural

irresponsibilities



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