irresponsible
I adjective arbitrary, capricious, changeable, disloyal, disobedient, dutiless, flighty, fluctuating, frivolous, inconstant, infirm of purpose, lawless, mutinous, perfidious, rash, rebellious, shiftless, thoughtless, treacherous, trustless, uncontrolled, uncurbed, undependable, undisciplined, undutiful, un faith worthy, unreliable, unrestrained, unstable, unsteady, untrustworthy, untrusty, vacillating, wavering associated concepts: incompetence, irresponsible actions II index capricious, careless, disobedient, heedless, ill-advised, lawless, misadvised, negligent, reckless, thoughtless, uncurbed, undependable, unreliable, untrustworthy, variable

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  • irresponsible — [ir΄i spän′sə bəl] adj. not responsible; specif., a) not liable to be called to account for actions b) lacking a sense of responsibility; unreliable, shiftless, etc. c) said or done as by an irresponsible person n. an irresponsible person… …   English World dictionary

  • Irresponsible — Ir re*spon si*ble, a. [Pref. ir not + responsible: cf. F. irresponsable.] 1. Not responsible; not liable or able to answer for consequences; innocent. [1913 Webster] 2. Not to be trusted; unreliable; lacking a proper sense of responsibility.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • irresponsible — (adj.) 1640s, not legally answerable for conduct or actions, from assimilated form of IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + RESPONSIBLE (Cf. responsible). Meaning not acting with a sense of responsibility is from 1680s. Related: Irresponsibly …   Etymology dictionary

  • irresponsible — is spelt ible, not able. See able, ible …   Modern English usage

  • irresponsible — [adj] careless, reckless capricious, carefree, devil may care*, feckless, fickle, flighty, fly by night*, giddy, harebrained, ill considered, immature, immoral, incautious, lax, loose*, no account*, rash, scatterbrained*, shiftless, thoughtless,… …   New thesaurus

  • irresponsible — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not showing a proper sense of responsibility. DERIVATIVES irresponsibility noun irresponsibly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • irresponsible — ir|re|spon|si|ble [ˌırıˈspɔnsıbəl US ˈspa:n ] adj doing careless things without thinking or worrying about the possible bad results ≠ ↑responsible totally/highly/completely etc irresponsible ▪ When it comes to money, Dan is completely… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • irresponsible — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ consider sb/sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …   Collocations dictionary

  • irresponsible — adj. irresponsible to + inf. (it was irresponsible of him to speak to reporters) * * * [ˌɪrɪ spɒnsəb(ə)l] irresponsible to + inf. (it was irresponsible of him to speak to reporters) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • irresponsible — [[t]ɪ̱rɪspɒ̱nsɪb(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf (disapproval) If you describe someone as irresponsible, you are criticizing them because they do things without properly considering their possible consequences. I felt that it was… …   English dictionary

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