Definitions for irresponsibleˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ir•re•spon•si•bleˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl(adj.)

  1. said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility.

  2. not capable of or qualified for responsibility.

  3. not responsible, answerable, or accountable to higher authority.

  4. (n.)an irresponsible person.

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. irresponsible(adjective)ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl

    done without considering the consequences

    irresponsible behavior; It was irresponsible of him to drive without a license.

  2. irresponsibleˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl

    (of a person) careless or negligent

    irresponsible parents


  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


  1. Irresponsible

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

Translations for irresponsible

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a person or his behaviour) not reliable, trustworthy or sensible; not responsible

irresponsible parents/conduct.

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