What does irresponsible mean?

Definitions for irresponsibleˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irresponsible(adj)

    showing lack of care for consequences

    "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"


  1. irresponsible(Noun)

    Someone who is not responsible.

  2. irresponsible(Adjective)

    Lacking a sense of responsibility; incapable of or not chargeable with responsibility; unable to respond to obligation.

  3. irresponsible(Adjective)

    Not responsible; not subject to responsibility; not to be held accountable, or called into question.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irresponsible(adj)

    nor responsible; not liable or able to answer fro consequences; innocent

  2. Irresponsible(adj)

    not to be trusted; unreliable

  3. Origin: [Pref. ir- not + responsible: cf. F. irresponsable.]


  1. Irresponsible

    The team finds Lucius Lavin manipulating the people of another hapless planet, using Ancient technology to pose as an invincible hero.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Irresponsible

    ir-re-spons′i-bl, adj. not responsible (with for).—n. Irresponsibil′ity.—adv. Irrespons′ibly.—adj. Irrespons′ive.—n. Irrespons′iveness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of irresponsible in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of irresponsible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elijah Cummings:

    They were irresponsible, incredibly disrespectful, and did not reflect reality.

  2. John Calhoun:

    Irresponsible power is inconsistent with liberty, and must corrupt those who exercise it.

  3. Abhijit Das:

    The poor are being seen as irresponsible breeders ... who need to be permanently dealt with.

  4. Lois McMaster Bujold:

    Suicidal glory is the luxury of the irresponsible. We're not giving up. We're waiting for a better opportunity to win.

  5. Greg Laemmle:

    When a film attracts this kind of hype, there has to be concerns, as long as we're not being irresponsible in terms of addressing patron safety.

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