Definition of Irresponsible

1. Adjective. Showing lack of care for consequences. "Hasty and irresponsible action"




Definition of Irresponsible

1. a. Nor responsible; not liable or able to answer for consequences; innocent.

Definition of Irresponsible

1. Adjective. Lacking a sense of responsibility; incapable of or not chargeable with responsibility; unable to respond to obligation. ¹

2. Adjective. Not responsible; not subject to responsibility; not to be held accountable, or called into question. ¹

3. Noun. Someone who is not responsible. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Irresponsible

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Irresponsible

irresolute
irresolutely
irresoluteness
irresolution
irresolutions
irresolvability
irresolvable
irresolvableness
irresolvably
irresolvedly
irrespective
irrespective of
irrespectively
irrespirable
irresponsibility
irresponsible (current term)
irresponsibleness
irresponsibles
irresponsibly
irresponsive
irrestrainable
irresultative
irresuscitable
irresuscitably
irretention
irretentive
irretraceable
irretractile
irretrievable
irretrievableness

Literary usage of Irresponsible

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1. Handbook of the Law of Torts by Heman Gerald Chapin (1917)
"Liability will continue where there intervenes the act of an irresponsible person, or the injury is directly caused by an unconscious instrument set in ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1895)
"The Reporter records the speeches delivered in the House of Commons; the Lobbyist gathers the political gossip and chatter of irresponsible Members, ..."

3. The Cost of Our National Government: A Study in Political Pathology by Henry Jones Ford (1910)
"Instructions from such irresponsible gatherings as nominating conventions are not entitled to binding force. But with the decay of the convention system, ..."

4. Travels in North America in the Years 1841-2: With Geological Observations by Charles Lyell (1845)
"irresponsible Executive.—Loan refused by European Capitalists in 1842.—Good Faith of Congress during the War of 1812-14.—Effects of Universal Suffrage. ..."

5. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"Commission government and irresponsible administration.— The effect of commission government on the police force.— City manager plan. ..."

6. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1851)
"... irresponsible individual or body, whose will is regarded as the sense of the community. And, hence, the great and broad distinction between governments ..."

7. Handbook of the Law of Torts by Heman Gerald Chapin (1917)
"Liability will continue where there intervenes the act of an irresponsible person, or the injury is directly caused by an unconscious instrument set in ..."

8. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1895)
"The Reporter records the speeches delivered in the House of Commons; the Lobbyist gathers the political gossip and chatter of irresponsible Members, ..."

9. The Cost of Our National Government: A Study in Political Pathology by Henry Jones Ford (1910)
"Instructions from such irresponsible gatherings as nominating conventions are not entitled to binding force. But with the decay of the convention system, ..."

10. Travels in North America in the Years 1841-2: With Geological Observations by Charles Lyell (1845)
"irresponsible Executive.—Loan refused by European Capitalists in 1842.—Good Faith of Congress during the War of 1812-14.—Effects of Universal Suffrage. ..."

11. American Police Systems by Raymond Blaine Fosdick (1920)
"Commission government and irresponsible administration.— The effect of commission government on the police force.— City manager plan. ..."

12. The Works of John C. Calhoun by John Caldwell Calhoun, Richard Kenner Crallé (1851)
"... irresponsible individual or body, whose will is regarded as the sense of the community. And, hence, the great and broad distinction between governments ..."

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