[ir-i-spon-suh-buh l] /ˌɪr ɪˈspɒn sə bəl/
said, done, or characterized by a lack of a sense of responsibility:
His refusal to work shows him to be completely irresponsible.
not capable of or qualified for responsibility, as due to age, circumstances, or a mental deficiency.
not , answerable, or accountable to higher authority:
irresponsible as a monarch.
an irresponsible person.
not showing or done with due care for the consequences of one’s actions or attitudes; reckless
not capable of bearing responsibility
(archaic) not answerable to a higher authority for one’s actions
1640s, “not legally answerable for conduct or actions,” from assimilated form of in- (1) “not, opposite of” + responsible. Meaning “not acting with a sense of responsibility” is from 1680s. Related: Irresponsibly.
- Irony of fate
noun See cosmic irony
[ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] /ˈaɪ rə ni, ˈaɪ ər-/ noun, plural ironies. 1. the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend. 2. Literature. 3. . 4. . 5. an outcome of events contrary […]
[ahy-ern-wurks] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrks/ noun, plural ironworks. (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. an establishment where iron is smelted or where it is cast or wrought. [ahy-ern-wurk] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜrk/ noun 1. in . 2. objects or parts of objects made of : ornamental ironwork. /ˈaɪənˌwɜːks/ noun 1. (sometimes functioning as sing) a building in […]
[ahy-ern-wur-ker] /ˈaɪ ərnˌwɜr kər/ noun 1. a in . 2. a person employed in an . 3. a person who works with structural steel. /ˈaɪənˌwɜːkə/ noun 1. a person who works in an ironworks 2. a person who makes articles of iron