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[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.


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