ir·​re·​spon·​sive ˌir-i-ˈspän(t)-siv How to pronounce irresponsive (audio)
: not responsive
especially : not able, ready, or inclined to respond
irresponsiveness noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irresponsive was circa 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Irresponsive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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