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Definitions for irresponsible
ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəlir·re·spon·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. irresponsibleadjective

    showing lack of care for consequences

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


  1. irresponsiblenoun

    Someone who is not responsible.

  2. irresponsibleadjective

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

  3. irresponsibleadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Irresponsibleadjective

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

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

  2. Irresponsibleadjective

    not to be trusted; unreliable

    Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of irresponsible in a Sentence

  1. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney:

    I think candidates for office, particularly for president, should not demonize an entire group of Americans because of the actions of a violent criminal with a deranged view of what the Quran teaches -- and I also think it's particularly irresponsible to try and score political points off the attempted assassination of a Philadelphia police officer.

  2. Mark Cannizzaro:

    We're hopeful that DOE employees offer proof of vaccination in high numbers in the coming days, but optimism is not a viable strategy, any staffing shortage, especially during a pandemic, is a threat to the health and safety of both students and personnel. It is dangerous and irresponsible for the city to move forward with its plan to allow schools and centers to operate so severely understaffed. As a result, we are calling on the city to delay the deadline for the mandate to allow the city to develop a reasonable contingency plan.

  3. Steny Hoyer:

    It is, however, irresponsible to take Chair Waters’ remarks out of context to just hold a ‘gotcha,’ partisan vote, if ‘confrontation’ is subject to sanction, then we’re going to have a lot of people on your side who we believe are confrontational every day.

  4. Prosecutor Kym Worthy:

    It is a gross understatement to say that this case is harrowing example of irresponsible pet ownership.

  5. Benjamin Disraeli:

    The hare-brained chatter of irresponsible frivolity.

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    joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    • A. mitre
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